Lettie C. Vogel, 94, of Kansas City, MO passed away February 16, 2021 at the St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza. She was born October 6, 1926 in Segrada, MO to Carmon and Leah Louella (Kindle) Curtright.
She owned and operated her own beauty salon at 31st & Broadway in Kansas City for several years. Following her marriage to her soulmate, John Davis Vogel, they moved to Smithton, MO. John served as an elementary principal in Sedalia and Lettie worked on the family farm. She loved this new chapter of her life taking care of her vegetable garden and orchard, bottle feeding calves, and hosting Thanksgiving dinners where family came from miles away to get a taste of her homemade chicken & noodles and chocolate pie. Following her husband’s death, she moved back to Kansas City, where she lived on the Plaza. Lettie enjoyed her social circles and enjoyed spending time with friends, attending musicals, plays, trips to the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, traveling and exploring the world. Most recently, mission trips to Peru and Budapest with her nephew, Mark Smith. A devout Christian, she was an active member of Community Christian Church on the Plaza where she participated in a ministry providing hot food to people experiencing homelessness. Lettie was full of love and joy that she shared with all who knew her.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings, and four nephews. Survivors include a brother, Leland Curtright and wife, Bobbie of Overland Park, KS; sister, Ida Duermyer and husband, Herman of Kansas City, MO; sister-in-law, Ginny Curtright of Shawnee, KS; nieces: Debbie DuPree, Dawna Bottorff, Susan Callahan, Stephanie Curtright, Kathy Johnston, Sarah Vogel, Jennifer Vogel Sallee; nephews: Tim Curtright, Larry Curtright, Stewart Curtright, David Curtright, Doug Curtright, Rick Curtright, Steve Curtright, Gary Curtright, Danny Owsley, Mark Smith, Reed Smith, Richard Vogel, Peter Vogel, Tom Vogel, John Robert Vogel and Jimmy Vogel.
Cremation is planned with a celebration of her life to be held later this spring. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may honor Lettie by making a contribution to City Union Mission and may be left in care of Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Lettie and condolences away be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.