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Gloria Jean "Jean" Mehaffy

Female 1927 - 2011


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  • Name  Gloria Jean "Jean" Mehaffy  [1, 2
    Nickname  Jean 
    Born  13 May 1927  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Gloria Jean Mehaffy; Gender (Original): F; Birth Date: 13 May 1927; Birthplace: Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; Father: Robert Braham Mehaffy; Father's Birthplace: Mediapolis, Iowa; Father's Age: 24Y; Mother: Gertrude Lyons; Mother's Birthplace: Kingston, Iowa; Mother's Age: 22Y; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C86812-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1750415; Reference Number: C.N.2271
    Residence  Apr 1988  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Mar 1991  rural Montrose, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  19 Jun 2011  Donnellson Health Center, Donnellson, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Obituary  20 Jun 2011  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Gloria Jean Lucas, 84, of Montrose died at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson.

      Born May 13, 1927, in Des Moines County, she was the daughter of Robert and Gertrude Lyons Mehaffy. On December 26, 1945, she married Wilbur Frank Lucas in West Burlington. He died November 5, 1997.

      Mrs. Lucas was a well known and talented cook for The Pub in Dodgeville and Country Kitchen. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, where she served with all church activities and functions.

      She enjoyed embroidery, cooking, baking, gardening and flowers. She especially enjoyed time with family and cooking family dinners.

      Survivors include one son, Steve Lucas of Warsaw, Illinois; one daughter, Judy Nalley of Burlington; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Meredith Mehaffy of New London and Sandy Richard of Round Lake, Illinois; and one brother, Rodney Mehaffy of Arizona.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, one grandchild, her parents and one brother.

      Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lunning Chapel in Burlington, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Lucas will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lunning Chapel, with the Reverend Dean Moberg officiating. Burial will be in St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Burlington.

      Memorials have been established for Alzheimer's Research at Mayo Clinic and St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Gloria J. Lucas; Last Residence: 62379 Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois; Born: 13 May 1927; Last Benefit: 52639 Montrose, Lee, Iowa; Died: 19 June 2011; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Buried  22 Jun 2011  Saint John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Flint River Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID  I57185  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Robert Branham Mehaffy,   b. 29 Jan 1904, near Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1988, University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Gertrude Lovey Lyons,   b. 6 Oct 1907, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1991, New London, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Feb 1924  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Robert B. Mehaffy; Groom's Birth Date: 1904; Groom's Birthplace: Des Moines County; Groom's Age: 20; Bride's Name: Gertrude L. Lyons; Bride's Birth Date: 1907; Bride's Birthplace: Kingston, Iowa; Bride's Age: 17; Marriage Date: 28 February 1924; Marriage Place: Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: Dave Mehaffy; Groom's Mother's Name: Rose Thompson; Bride's Father's Name: Bert Lyons; Bride's Mother's Name: Dora Brockway; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-4; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547824; Reference Number: cn 7804
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorials# 8062862 & 8062818  [10
    • Their grave is at the Long Creek Cemetery, Danville Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of No Reins. The epitaph on the stone is: "Mehaffy. Gertrude L., October 6, 1907 - March 18, 1991. Robert B., January 29, 1904 - April 26, 1988"

      A headstone photograph was available online at the Find A Grave web site as of September 2012
    Family ID  F9369  Group Sheet

    Family  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 
    Married  26 Dec 1945  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Issue 
    • There were three children from this marriage.
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Lucas Family Tree at ancestry.com  [3
    • Their grave is at the Saint John's Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of lucas123. The epitaph on the stone is: "Lucas. Wilbur F., May 7, 1923 - November 5, 1997. Gloria J., May 13, 1927. December 26, 1945. Parents of Steve, Judy, Reggie."

      A headstone photograph was available online at ancestry.com as of October 2012
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F23111  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S7842] Lucas, Wilbur Frank - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11A, November 6, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S7843] Lucas, Gloria Jean (Mehaffy) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, June 20, 2011; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

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

    5. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S3833] Mehaffy, Robert Branham - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 5B, April 27, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S3834] Mehaffy, Gertrude Lovey (Lyons) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 4B, March 19, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1314] World Connect - mehaffy: 1650011, (last updated: 2008-06-18 03:46:12 UTC (Wed), contact: Debbie Koch) (Reliability: 3).

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

    10. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).