Lucy Saunders

Class of 1968

Lucy Saunders graduated from Sumner High School in 1939 and was an assembly aircraft worker at the North American Bomber Plant in Fairfax in the 1940s. After raising her 12 children, Lucy attended Donnelly, graduating in 1968. During the mi-1970s, she was appointed to serve on the first Mental Retardation Governing Board in Wyandotte County. In 1982, at the age of 61, Lucy earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. She worked as a special education substitute teacher in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools for 40 years, until she was 90.

“I loved Donnelly because of the way that the instructors taught the classes with the needs of the students in mind. One of the reasons I chose to come to Donnelly was becasue of the Christian-influenced setting.”

Lucy Saunders was inducted in 2016.