1901 - 1992
||Stella Mae Ruschill [1, 2] |
||29 Jun 1901
||Davenport, Scott County, Iowa [1, 2, 3, 4]
||29 Sep 1992
||Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa [2, 3, 4]
||30 Sep 1992
||Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa 
|The Hawk Eye |
- Stella Mae Lucas, 91, of rural Sperry, died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 29, 1992, at Burlington Medical Center.
Born June 29, 1901, at Davenport, she was the daughter of Frank and Martha Sommerfelt Ruschill. She married Harry C. Lucas on February 23, 1921, in Dodgeville. He died June 26, 1990.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and its Ladies Guild and a 50-year member of Bell Rebekah Lodge in Sperry.
Survivors include five sons, Allan Lucas of Crawfordsville, Wilbur Lucas of Montrose, Lloyd Lucas of Burlington, Russell Lucas of West Burlington and Marvin Lucas of Thomson, Illinois; three daughters, Marcille Walker of Burlington and Erma Baker and Shirley Granaman, both of Sperry; two sisters, Beatrice Mehmken of Sperry and Hattie Nelson of Galesburg, Illinois; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandchild.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, two brothers and a sister.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lunning Chapel.
The funeral for Mrs. Lucas will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Church of Christ with the Reverend Duane Cavins and Dean Moberg officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. A memorial has been established for St. John's United Church of Christ.
|Social Security Administration Information
- Name: Stella R. Lucas; SSN: 480-80-4035; Last Residence: 52650 Sperry, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America; Born: 29 June 1901; Died: 29 September 1992; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (1973)
||2 Oct 1992
||Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa [2, 4]
||31 Mar 2015 |
||Harry Chris Lucas, b. 1 Feb 1899, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 26 Jun 1990, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa |
||23 Feb 1921
||Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa [1, 2, 4]
||23 Feb 1921
||Dodgeville, Des Moines County, Iowa 
|Iowa Marriage Records
- Groom's Name: Harry C. Lucas; Groom's Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa; Bride's Name: Stella Mae Ruschell; Bride's Birth Date: 1902; Bride's Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa; Bride's Age: 19; Marriage Date: 23 February 1921; Marriage Place: Sperry, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: F. W. Lucas; Groom's Mother's Name: Ida Lane; Bride's Father's Name: Frank Ruschell; Bride's Mother's Name: Martha Summerfeld; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M86818-2; System Origin: Iowa-VR; Source Film Number: 1547823; Reference Number: 2:3JCP7W1
||Ancestry Public Member: Lucas family tree  |
- Their grave is at Saint John's Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of lucas123, public member at ancestry.com. The epitaph on the stone is: "Lucas. Harry C., February 1, 1899 - June 26, 1990. Stella M., June 29, 1901 - September 29, 1992. Married February 23, 1921."
A headstone photograph was available online at ancestry.com as of October 2012
| ||1. Allan Clarence Lucas|
| ||2. Wilbur Frank Lucas, b. 7 May 1923, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 5 Nov 1997, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa |
| ||3. Lloyd Walter Lucas, b. 16 Apr 1925, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 24 Jan 2007, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, Ormand Beach, Volusia County, Florida |
|>||4. Marcille Martha Lucas|
| ||5. Russell Harry Lucas, b. 27 Feb 1928, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 27 Nov 2009, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa |
| ||6. Erma Mae Lucas|
| ||7. Hazel Delores Lucas, b. 14 Mar 1931, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 4 Jul 1969, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa |
| ||8. Marvin Glen Lucas, b. 27 Sep 1932, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa , d. 18 May 2008, Harbor Crest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois |
| ||9. Shirley I. Lucas|
||21 Jan 2014 |
- [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).
- [S7840] Lucas, Stella Mae (Ruschill) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, September 30, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
- [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).
- [S6626] Ancestry Public Member: Lucas Family Tree (Reliability: 3).
- [S5783] Lucas, Harry Chris - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, June 27, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).