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Lucille Retheford, longtime Youngtown councilwoman, volunteer dies

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Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 12:45 pm

Longtime Youngtown resident and former Councilwoman Lucille Retheford died Sunday of natural causes.

Last year, Retheford, the founder of the town’s historical museum, retired from Youngtown government after two terms and eight years on the Common Council.

In 1972, she and her husband, Henry, moved to Youngtown, where she supported the former retirement community’s age overlay in 1985.

She was involved with a number of volunteer and non-profit organizations, including AARP, the Youngtown Community Fund, Meals on Wheels and Youngtown Civic Association. In addition, Retheford served as the president of the Youngtown Historical Society for more 19 years as well as participated at the Arizona Town Hall and the Arizona League of Cities & Towns Resolution Committee.

She led the drive for a no-smoking ordinance and worked to ban sex clubs in the community.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday and service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Best Funeral Home, 9380 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria.


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