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Kurtz, Lucille, 1922
 
    Died October 1991

Lucille Kurtz was born in Hazelhurst, Georgia. She moved to Albion in 1941 and married Theodore Kurtz. The couple eventually had four children.

At the time of her marriage, Lucille had only a tenth-grade education, but to set a good example for her children, she returned to school and earned a General Education Diploma. She was an avid reader and went on to attend classes at Jackson and Kellogg Community Colleges.

As a mother, Lucille was very involved in her children’s lives. She taught them to “aim for the sky” and not accept prejudicial thinking. She served as den leader for Cub Scouts, Bluebirds, and Camp Fire. She was active in the Parent-Teacher Association and tutored for the Albion-Marshall adult literacy program.

Lucille worked at the Sigma Chi fraternity house at Albion College, and operated a restaurant for several years.

She was also an active member of the Bethel BaptistChurch. She loved drama, wrote and directed plays performed in church, taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Baptist Training Union, an auxiliary organization of the church.

Lucille died in October of 1991; her son Tim, a local pastor, preached at her funeral.

Sources: Rev. Tim Kurtz;Albion Public Library, Local History Room

From: Albion AAUW. Some Notable Women of the Albion Area. Albion, Michigan: American Association of University Women. 1998.

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