LUCILLE ELIZABETH HASTY KILPATRICK of Athens, TX passed
away June 4, 2015. Burial was in Overton.
She was born July 14, 1933 in Lockland, OH to Henry &
Myrtle Tyree Hasty, 10th of 11 children. She graduated
Sharonville High School & worked at the General Electric
plant. She met her husband Jim Kilpatrick when he became
the new young pianist at her church, Lockland Baptist
Church. They married in 1953. Their two children were
born and she was a fulltime mother, staying active in
church groups and working in the church nursery. When
her husband accepted a position at New Testament Baptist
Church in Miami, FL, she worked part-time in the church’s
In 1970 they moved the family to Texas where she went to
work for Western Electric in Mesquite. While there she
joined the Telephone Workers Association Clown Troop and
became known as “Silly Seal”. Visits were made by the
Clown Troop to Children’s Hospitals and Nursing Centers.
After the unexpected death of their son, she retired from
Alcatel Lucent and relocated to Athens. When her husband
was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis she worked by
his side starting a Myositis Support Group. In the years
spent in Athens she was a member of First Baptist Church
and involved in their music program including the Joy
Choir. She was very active in her Sunday school class.
Lucille also attended services at First Christian Church
and was active in their choir. She joined ETMC Auxiliary
as a “pink lady” & spent 8,056 volunteer hours of service.
After the death of her husband she moved closer to her
daughter, residing most recently at U.S. Memory Care of
North Dallas. Her fulfilled life also included capturing
it all in pictures, her love for her dogs and her great
love and participation in gospel music.
She is preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings;
husband Jim and her son Rick. Survivors include her
daughter Connie Oden & husband Mike of Garland; grandson
Jeff Oden of Longmont, CO; granddaughter Sarah Oden of
Garland; sisters Mary Richardson and family, Mildred
Sloan and husband Gerald; several nieces and nephews,
many great-nieces and nephews and special friend Kern
Railsback & wife Barbara.