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Stella Mae Ruschill

Female 1901 - 1992


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  • Name  Stella Mae Ruschill  [1, 2
    Born  29 Jun 1901  Davenport, Scott County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Died  29 Sep 1992  Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Obituary  30 Sep 1992  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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)
    Buried  2 Oct 1992  Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I57172  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Harry Chris Lucas,   b. 1 Feb 1899, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1990, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Feb 1921  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Alt. Marriage  23 Feb 1921  Dodgeville, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Ancestry Public Member: Lucas family tree  [4
    • 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
    Children 
     1. Allan Clarence Lucas
     2. Wilbur Frank Lucas,   b. 7 May 1923, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1997, Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Lloyd Walter Lucas,   b. 16 Apr 1925, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 2007, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, Ormand Beach, Volusia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Marcille Martha Lucas
     5. Russell Harry Lucas,   b. 27 Feb 1928, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2009, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Erma Mae Lucas
     7. Hazel Delores Lucas,   b. 14 Mar 1931, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1969, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Marvin Glen Lucas,   b. 27 Sep 1932, Franklin Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2008, Harbor Crest Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Shirley I. Lucas
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F23106  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7840] Lucas, Stella Mae (Ruschill) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, September 30, 1992; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6626] Ancestry Public Member: Lucas Family Tree (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S5783] Lucas, Harry Chris - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, June 27, 1990; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).