Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Lucas / Lucus


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
23 Sep 2013
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          Longtime Columbus resident Doris Mae Lucas,  87, of Mooresville, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 20013 [sic-- 2013], at Meadow Lakes Senior Community in Mooresville.  Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Jerry Lucas, Gregory Lucas and Cynthia Keever officiating.  Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
          Born in Edinburgh Sept. 21, 1926, Mrs. Lucas was the daughter of  Arthur Brannan  and  Jeanette Hedger Brannan.  She married  Sherman C. Lucas Jr.  Nov. 16, 1944.
          Survivors include her husband; sons,  Jerry Michial (Mary) Lucas  of Mooresville, IN, and  Gregory C. (Elaine) Lucas  of Indianapolis, IN; a daughter,  Cynthia L. (Matthew) Keever  of Sheridan, IN; a sister,  Jean Bryant  of Franklin, IN; a son-in-law,  Herbert Richardson  of Columbus, IN; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents,  Arthur Brannan and  Jeanette Hedger Brannan Lucas;  a daughter,  Janet Sue Lucas Richardson;  and a brother,  Arthur Dale Brannan.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
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June 24, 1927 - January 03, 2009
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          Janet C. Lucas, 81, of Dogwood Court died at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  Mrs. Lucas was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Born in Madison June 24, 1927, Mrs. Lucas was the daughter of  Leonard S. and  Martha J. Mean Stewart.  She married  Bill Lucas  Feb. 4, 1956.  He preceded her in death July 24, 2007.
          Survivors include daughters,  Becky (Drew) Browne  of Columbus and  Sherry L. Moir  of Houston, Texas; a brother,  Del Stewart  of Madison; a sister,  Avalon Lichlyter  of Madison; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; son,  Butch Lucas;  daughters,  Amber Ford  and  Debra Joan Lucas.
          Funeral, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Mike Lucas officiating.  Visitation, noon until service time Wednesday.  Burial, Garland Brook Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
circa 25 Jul 2007
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March 13, 1931 - July 24, 2007
          Bill Lucas,  76, of Taylorsville died at 1:37 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.  Mr. Lucas was a retired pipe fitter and was a member of Local No. 440 Pipe Trades union, an organization he belonged to for more than 50 years.  He also was a member of Stoney Lonesome Motorcycle Club, was an avid fisherman and loved being outdoors.  Born in Linton March 13, 1931, Mr. Lucas was the son of Sherman and Clara Lucas.  He married  Janet Stewart  Feb. 4, 1956.           Survivors include his wife; daughters,  Becky Browne  of Columbus and  Sherry Moir  of Houston, Texas; grandchildren,  Dean and Derek R. Daggett  and  Jessie and  Jake Browne;  great-grandchildren,  Ashlyn,  Brittni,  Christian,  Derek Alan  and  Ryan Nicole Daggett; and brothers,  Sherman Lucas Jr.  of Columbus and  Robert Lucas  of Seymour.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters,  Amber Ford  and  Debra Joan Lucas; and a brother,  Norman Lucas.
          Funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Michael Lucas officiating.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
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June 30, 1925 - March 22, 2006
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          Betty June Lucas,  80, of Fairview Drive died at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in North Vernon.  Mrs. Lucas had been a Girl Scout and Brownie leader, was past president of Bartholomew County Senior Center and currently served on the board of directors.   Betty was Past President of TOPS and she was the recipient of the Bartholomew Senior Volunteer Award in 2005.   She was a member of the Ostomy Club, Day Lilly Club, Red Hat Society, CB Club 35 and Red Hat Mamas.   She was a line-dance instructor and lead vocalist with 2nd Time Around band and enjoyed gardening.
          Born in Burn City [sic–Burns City] June 30, 1925, Mrs. Lucas was the daughter of   Caswell and   Lydia Williams Bowman.  She married  Norman L. Lucas  Feb. 15, 1946.  He preceded her in death in 1993.
          Survivors include a son,  Ed (Rena) Bishop  of North Vernon; grandchildren,  Troy,  Joe and  Scott Bishop  and  Lora Hall;  13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
          She was preceded in death by a daughter,  Darlena Lucas Abner;  a brother,  Ermel Bowman;  and sisters,  Lela Wolfe  and  Esther Carroll.
          Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Clotfelter officiating.  Garland Brook Cemetery.  Contributions to Mill Race Center.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


A  Chicago  Area  Newspaper
Kane or Cook County, Illinois
Jul 2005
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          Jack L. Lucas,  72, of Elgin, Illinois passed away Sunday, July 3, 2005 at his residence.  Born March 19, 1933 in Bloomfield he was the son of  George Harvey and  Ruth (Street) Lucas.  His family moved to Chicago when he was 3.  He graduated from Manley High Trade School and was a member of the United Congregational Church.  He retired from Motorola, Inc. after 31 years.  His illness forced him to move to Arizona, where he lived for several years.  While living there, he as a prominent Cowboy entertainer as "Wild Bill Hickok".  Often while eating in a restaurant or on the street, people would approach him and ask him if he was a relative of Wild Bill.  He and his wife  Maryann  had their own dance studio and taught line dancing and produced their own videos for line dancing and modern squad dancing.  After his graduation from high school in 1951, he lived in Indiana with his  Aunt Pat and  Uncle Lavon  for two years before entering the Army, serving from 1953-55.  After returing from service, he was a member of the "Bomber Roller Derby" team, traveling the United States for three years.  He loved to return to Bloomfield to visit his aunts and uncles and talk about the summers he spent there while growing up.  He was an avid sportsman and had a gun collection.
Survivors include his wife, Maryann, his children,  Linda  and her husband  Ben Howard  of Arizona,  John and  Kathy Lucas  of Idaho,  Robert and  Tammy Lucas  of Park Ridge, Illinois, and a step-daughter  Janine and  Kerm Ellison  of Bartlett, Illinois, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister,  Sue Ellyn and  Al Porter  of Bloomfield, two nephews,  Roger and  Deb Porter  of Michigan,**  Lula Mae  and her husband  Walter Wilson,  Reba Street  of Bloomfield and  Cornelia Street  of Bloomington,  Pat and  Lavon Yoho  of Solsberry, and several cousins in Greene County.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents  Homer and  Nettie Street  and Grandpa and Grandma Lucas of Koleen, uncles  James and  Charles Street,  Dinger and  John Lucas  and  Wayne English,  and aunts  Katheryn English,  Anna and  Robert Stone,  Bertha Hudson  and  Flora Jones.
          A private interment of cremation will be Friday, July 15, 2005, with full military honors at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.  A private family memorial service will be Sunday at the Lucas home in Elgin, Illinois.
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Betty's notes:
          * Below is another obituary with less information but a more exact citation.
          ** It seems as though some words may be missing in this obituary.  The second nephew was Paul Porter.  A list of other people are listed here that cannot all be the other nephew.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Daily  Herald
Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois
Sunday, July 10, 2005
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Jack L. Lucas of Elgin
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          A private family memorial service for  Jack L. Lucas,  72, will be held with country-western music performed live and recorded at the Lucas Territory Residence of Jack and Mary Ann.  Private interment of cremains will be held with full military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  Born in Bloomfield, Ind., he passed away peacefully Sunday, July 3, 2005, at his residence with his loving family at his side.  He was an Army Corporal veteran from 1953 to 1955.  He lived in Arizona for many years before moving to Elgin.  While living in Arizona, Jack was a prominent cowboy entertainer and country dance instructor teamed with his wife Mary Ann.  He was employed by Motorola, Inc. for 31 years and retired in 1983.
          He is survived by his loving and devoted wife,  Mary Ann (nee Blackmer);  his children,  Linda Howard  of Arizona,  Robert (Tammy) Lucas  of Park Ridge,  John (Kathy) Lucas  of Idaho and  Janine (Kerm) Ellison  of Bartlett; 15 grandchildren; and a sister,  Sue Ellyn (Al) Porter  of Indiana.  Memorials in Jack's name may be made to your local hospice.  Arrangements were made by O'Neil Funeral Home, Lockport, Ill., 815-838-5010.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Herald-Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Saturday, December 18, 2004
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Ruth (Street) Lucas, 92
AUG. 31, 1912 — DEC. 16, 2004
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          BLOOMFIELD — Ruth (Street) Lucas,  92, of Bloomfield, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at her daughter's residence in Bloomfield.  Born Aug. 31, 1912, in Greene County, she was the daughter of  Homer and  Nettie (Nation) Street.  She was retired from F.W. Woolworth in Chicago, Ill., where she was a member of the United Congregational Church.
          Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law,  Jack and  Maryann Lucas  of Elgin, Ill.; her daughter and son-in-law,  Sue Ellen and  Albert Porter  of Bloomfield; five grandchildren and their spouses,  Roger and  Deb Porter  of Vicksburg, Mich.,  Paul and Val Porter  of Barrigada, Guam,  Linda and Ben Howard  of Phoenix, Ariz.,  Robert and Tammy Lucas  of Park Ridge, Ill., and  John and Kathleen Lucas  of Nampa, Idaho; 14 great-grandchildren,  Mandy Porter and  Megan Porter of Michigan,  Amber Scott and  Kade Scott  of Arizona,  Jason Lucas  and  Sarah Lucas  of Idaho,  Alexandria Lucas,  Adrianna Lucas,  Arika Lucas,  Zachary Lucas,  Brandon Lucas,  Savannah Lucas,  Justin LucasSydney Lucas,  all of Illinois; two sisters and their husbands,  Lula Mae and  Walter Wilson  of Bloomfield, and  Patsy and  Lavon Yoho  of Solsberry; two sisters-in-law,  Cornelia Street  of Bloomington and  Reba Street  of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.
          She was preceded in death by her husband,  George Harvey Lucas,  June 30, 1984; her parents; two brothers,  Charles Street,  in 1980, and  James Street,  in 1993; one sister and brother-in-law,  Katheryn and  Wayne English;  and five nephews.
          Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ridgeport Cemetery, with the Rev. Billy Ed Hostettler officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Jenkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgeport Cemetery Association or to the donor's choice.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Herald-Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Tuesday, May 20, 2003*
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Ester Lucus, 92
Sept. 5, 1910 — May 17, 2003
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          LINTON — Ester Lucus, 92, of Linton, died Saturday at Glenburn Home in Linton. She worked in the accounting department of United Way of Central Indiana for 18 years, retiring in 1975. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton. Burial will be at Marco Cemetery in Marco. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Unidentified  Newspaper
As posted on findagrave
May 2003
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          Ester Lucus, 92 of Linton, passed away at 3 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Glenburn Home in Linton.  Born Sept. 5, 1910 in Marco, she was the daughter of  John C. and  Eva (Baker) Lucus.  She worked with the United Way of Central Indiana in the accounting department for 18 years retiring in 1975.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Linton; Ladies Civitan Club; and Bykota Sunday School Class at the First Baptist Church.
          Survivors include, her niece,  Patrica Crist  [sic ? —Patricia] of Indianapolis.  She was preceded in death by one sister,  Alma Lucas;  one brother,  Charles Lucus;  and her parents.
          Funeral service will be at Anderson-Poindexter Linton Memory Chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with Brian Whitehead officiating.  Burial will follow at Marco Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Herald-Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
May 1, 2003
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Madeline E. Lucas, 88
June 9, 1914 — April 30, 2003
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          LINTON — Madeline E. (McKim) Lucas,  88, of Linton, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis.  She was a homemaker and had worked at G.C. Murphy's 5 & 10 cent store for 10 years.
          Survivors include one daughter,  Patricia Ann Crist  of New Palestine; one sister,  Mary Montavon  of Orlando, Fla.; and one brother,  Max McKim  of Linton.
          Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton.  Burial will be at Marco Cemetery in Marco.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
15 Mar 1994
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Died Monday
Jeanette M. Lucas
Funeral Thursday
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          Funeral for  Jeanette M. Lucas, 87, of Hope will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel on 25th Street with the Rev. Nancy H. Chizmar officiating.  Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
          Mrs. Lucas died at 12:05 a.m. Monday, March 14, 1994, at Miller's Merry Manor at Hope.  She was a former Arvin Industries employee and also formerly worked at Olympia Dairy several years.  She was a former member of the Eagles Lodge Auxiliary.  Born Nov. 23, 1906, in Brown County, she was the daughter of  Joseph and  Rosie E. Fox Greenlee Hedger.  She first married  Arthur Brannon.  She married  Noah Lucas March 28, 1943.  He died in 1950.
          She is survived by daughters,  Doris Lucas  of Columbus and  Jean Bryant  of Edinburgh; sisters,  Maude Coleman  of Brownsburg and  Opal Phillips  of Lawton, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by brothers,  Ray,  Glen,  Earl  and  Ralph Hedger  and  Bill Greenlee;  a son,  Arthur Dale Brannan;  and a granddaughter,  Kathy Brannan.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
4 Nov 1993
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Clara J. Lucus Funeral Friday
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          Funeral for  Clara J. Lucus,  86, of William Street will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Lay officiating.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
          Mrs. Lucas died at 8:26 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1993, at Columbus Regional Hospital.  She was a member of Linton Christian Church and TOPS and was an honorary member of Ramblers Camping Club.  Born Sept. 10, 1907, in Linton, she was the daughter of  Thomas and  Rose Auburry Smith.  She married  Sherman C. Lucus  Feb. 24,** 1923, at Bloomfield.  He died Oct. 26, 1981.
          Survivors include sons,  Sherman C. Lucas Jr.  of Columbus,  Willis D. Lucas  of Taylorsville and  Robert D. Lucas  of Lafayette; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son,  Norman L. Lucas;  a brother,  John Smith;  sisters,  Irene Allen,  Lula Cyrns  and  Delpha Smith;  three granddaughters; and one grandson.
Betty’s notes:  *Both spellings of LUCAS and LUCUS are seen with this family.  Clara’s Social Security Death Index is under the name LUCAS, whereas this obituary shows it as LUCUS with the sons going by LUCAS.
**Sherman’s obituary gives the date as Feb. 21.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
13 Jul 1993
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Died Monday
Norman L. Lucas
Funeral Thursday
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          Funeral for  Norman L. Lucas,  68, of Fairview Drive will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Service, Reed and Jewell Chapel on 25th Street, with the Rev. Marvin Jewell officiating.  Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. until service time Thursday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
          Mr. Lucas died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, 1993, at his home.  He retired as a track foreman for Conrail after 32 years.  He was a World War II Army veteran and received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic/Pacific Theater Ribbon with a Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Victory Medal of World War II and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was a member of TOPS, Indiana Day Lily-Iris Society, Channel 35 CB Club and Columbus Ostomy Association.
          Born May 22, 1925, at Linton, he was the son of  Clara Smith Lucas  of Garden City and the late  Sherman Lucas Sr.  He married  Betty Bowman Bishop  Feb. 15, 1947.  She survives.  Survivors also include a son,  Edward L. Lucas*  of North Vernon; brothers,  Sherman C. Lucas Jr.  of Columbus,  Robert D. Lucas  of Lafayette and  Bill D. Lucas  of Taylorsville; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter,  Darlena Lucas Abner.
*Betty's note:  Edward L. Lucas is  Edward L. Bishop,  the son of  Betty Bowman Bishop  and her previous husband.  In the obituary for Darlena Abner, it says that Darlena is survived by "a half brother, Edward Bishop of North Vernon route 2."  The U.S. Public Records uses the BISHOP name.
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name:  Edward L Bishop
Phone Number:  346-6105
Address:  RR 2, N Vernon, IN, 47265 (1981)
[3220 E Pvt Rd 405 S, North Vernon, IN, 47265 (1996)]
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Hammond  Times
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
18 Feb 1991
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          Elmer L. "Luke" Lucas,  age 75, of Hammond, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 1991.  He is survived by one daughter,  Janet (William) Wonn  of Merrillville; one son,  Robert (Kristin) Lucas  of Merrillville; two granddaughters,  Linda (Michael) Reynolds  of Hammond and  Thyra Lucas  of Merrillville; three great grandchildren,  Roger,  Matthew  and  Shaina Reynold;  one sister,  Bertha Hudson  of Bloomfield, Indiana; several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his wife  Eleanor  in 1978.
          Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 19, 11 a.m. from the Burns-Kish Funeral Home, 5840 Hohman Ave., Hammond, Indiana with Rev. Scott Turnbull officiating.  Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond. Visitation will be held on Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
          Mr. Lucas served with the U.S. Army during World War II; retired after 42 years of service at Inland Steel; a member of the Inland 25 Year Club.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Bloomington  Herald  Telephone
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
2 Jul 1984
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          BLOOMFIELD -- George Harvey Lucas,  76, of Bloomfield, died Saturday at Bloomington Hospital.  Born March 25, 1908, in Koleen, he was the son of  Alfred and  Melinda (Fearnot) Lucas.  He was a retired stationary engineer at Rock-Ola Manufacturing Co. in Chicago.
          Survivors include his wife,  Ruth (Street) Lucas;  one daughter,  Sue Ellen Porter  of Warren, Mich.; one son,  Jack Lucas  of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters,  Anna Stone  and  Bertha Hudson  of Bloomfield and  Flora Jones  of Oolitic; one brother,  Elmer Lucas  of Hammond; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one brother.
          Services will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield with the Rev. Billie Ed Hostettler officiating.  Burial will be in Ridgeport Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home 4-9 p.m. today and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. until the service.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
26 Oct 1981
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Railroad Track Foreman
Sherman C. Lucas
1130 William
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          Sherman C. Lucas,  77, of 1130 William, died at 1:14 a.m. today at Bartholomew County Hospital.  He was employed 48 years by the Pennsylvania Railroad where he retired in 1970 as a track foreman.
          Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Lay at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reed and Jewell Funeral Home where persons may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.
          Lucas was born Sept. 24, 1904, in Linton, son of  Frank and  Alice Hill Lucas.  He married  Clara Smith  on Feb. 21,** 1923, and she survives.  Also surviving are four sons,  Sherman C. Lucas Jr.,  of 727 Fairview,  Norman L. Lucas  of 767 Fairview,  Robert D. Lucas  of Nabb and  Willis D. Lucas  of Taylorsville; one sister,  Lula Burch  of Washington; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Betty's notes:
          *  This name is seen spelled both as LUCAS and as LUCUS.
          ** Clara's obituary gives the date as Feb. 24.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Bloomington  Daily  Herald  Telephone
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
20 Jun 1979
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          MARCO -- Charles E. Lucas,  66, Marco, died at 4:05 a.m. today at Greene County General Hospital.  Born April 1, 1913, in Marco, he was the son of John and Eva (Baker) Lucas.  He was retired from Pennsylvania Railroad.
          Surviving are the wife,  Madeline (McKim), one son,  John S. Lucas  of Indianapolis, one daughter,  Mrs. Patty Crist  of New Palestine, two sisters,  Alma Lucas*  of Marco and  Esther [sic--Ester] Lucas*  of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren.
          Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home at Sandborn.  Burial will be in Marco Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday.
*Betty's note:  His two sisters share a tombstone in Marco Cemetery, Greene Co., Indiana.  Their last name is spelled LUCUS on it.  The engraved first names are ALMA and ESTER.  On Ester's obit, it is also spelled ESTER LUCUS.  Source:  The Herald-Times [Bloomington, Indiana] - Tuesday, May 20, 2003, Ester Lucus, 92
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Hammond  Times
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana
17 Nov 1978
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          Eleanor Lucas,  age 65, of Hammond, passed away Friday, November 17, 1978.  Survivors:  husband,  Elmer; one daughter,  Mrs. Janet (William) Won  [sic--Wonn] of Merrillville; one son,  Robert (Kristin) Lucas  of Hammond; two grandchildren; one brother,  Louis (Marie) Sakely  of South Hammond.
          Funeral services will be held Monday, November 20, at 1:30 p.m. from Mysliwy Funeral Home, 4902 Reading Ave., East Chicago.  Burial:  Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
          Mrs. Lucas was a lifetime resident of the region.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Linton  Daily  Citizen
Linton, Greene County, Indiana
12 May 1958
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Retired Railroad Foreman Expires
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          Henry Franklin "Frank" Lucas,  79 years old, of Linton, a retired railroader, died suddenly at 12:40 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of his son,  Sherman C. Lucas,  at Columbus.  Mr. Lucas had been ill for about five weeks.  He had been visiting his son for the past three weeks.  His death was attributed to a heart attack.
          Mr. Lucas was born near Marco on Aug. 20, 1878, the son of  William and  Elizabeth Jane Britton Lucas.  He had resided for a time in the Park community east of Bloomfield before moving to Linton several years ago.  At the time of his death he was making his home at 110 West Vincennes street.  Mr. Lucas had been employed as a maintenance foreman with the Milwaukee Railroad company for 25 years, and had retired twelve years ago.  He was a member of the Stafford Methodist church and a member of the Linton Eagles lodge No. 478.
          Mr. Lucas' wife,  Mrs. Alice Hill Lucas,  to whom he was married in 1901, died Nov. 6, 1939.  He is survived by the son,  Sherman C. Lucas of Columbus; one daughter,  Mrs. Lula Burch  of Washington; a brother,  John Lucas  of Marco; two sisters,  Mrs. Elizabeth Burch  and  Mrs. Anna Shepherd, both of Linton; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.  One son, one daughter, a sister and four brothers also preceded him in death.
          The body of the deceased was returned to the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel, where, it was announced, friends may call.  Funeral services will be held at the Memory Chapel at 2:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, with Rev. David Shepherd officiating, and burial will be made in the Stafford cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Evening  Republic
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
27 May 1950
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NOAH LUCAS IS TAKEN BY DEATH
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Local Man Dies at Veterans Hospital After 3-Week Illness.
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          Noah Lucas,  42, 634 Wallace avenue, died at 1:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Veterans hospital on Cold Springs road in Indianapolis.  He had been ill three weeks and critical the last four days.  Mr. Lucas was born and reared in the vicinity of Linton and moved to Columbus 10 years ago.  He was in the Army four years, two of which were served overseas.  He was a member of the Methodist church at Linton and the Eagles lodge.
          Surviving are his widow,  Mrs. Jeanette Lucas;  a daughter,  Mrs. Joy Ellen Dennison  of Danville; a brother,  Sherman Lucas  of Columbus, and a sister,  Mrs. Lula Burch  of Washington, Ind.
          Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Flanigan, Reed and Inlow funeral home.  The Rev. Gilbert Curry will conduct the rites.  Burial will be at Garland Brook cemetery.  The casket will be open after 4 o'clock this afternoon at the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


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