Julie Anne Lucas

June 18, 1944November 27, 2018
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Dunlap - Julie Anne Lucas, 74, of Dunlap, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2018 in Peoria.

She was born June 18, 1944 in Peoria to Ottho "KY" and Anna May (Helmantoler) Oldham. She married George Hinchliff and then later married David Lucas on July 11, 1998 in Peoria.

Surviving are her husband David of Dunlap, daughters, Amy (Corey) Lehigh of Ft. Meyers, FL and Jill (Chris) Biggs of Baylis, IL; step-daughter Amy (Darnell) Salley of Colorado Springs, CO; six grandchildren, Joseph Szymborski, Maelea, Makenzie and Trent Lehigh, Lucas and Dean Salley; and one brother, James Oldham of Ft. Meyers, FL

Julie graduated from Mid-State College and worked as an Administrative Assistant in the HR department at Caterpillar for over 19 years before retiring. She was a member of Northminister Presbyterian Church in Peoria and enjoyed being a winter Texan and spending time with her fourth day prayer group.

Cremation will be accorded and a memorial visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be at 11:00 am visitation one hour prior on Friday, December 14, 2018 at Northminister Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert Jordan will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Northminister Presbyterian Church. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Ottho James Oldham, Father
  • Anna May (Helmantoler) Oldham, Mother
  • David Lucas, Husband
  • Amy (Corey) Lehigh, Daughter
  • Jill (Chris) Biggs, Daughter
  • Amy (Darnell) Salley, Step-Daughter
  • James Oldham, Brother
  • Joseph Szymborski, Grandson
  • Maelea Lehigh, Granddaughter
  • Makenzie Lehigh, Granddaughter
  • Trent Lehigh, Grandson
  • Lucas Salley, Grandson
  • Dean Salley, Grandson


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Memorial Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 14, 2018

Julie Anne Lucas

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Gene Wineland

December 15, 2018

Nellie and I met Julie when she joined our church many years ago. She was always so upbeat and full of energy and so positive . My late wife and Julie were so similar in so many ways that they could have been sisters. Two beautiful human beings that loved life and touched many lives. RIP, Julie.

Martin Hobbs

December 13, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Dave.

Joe Yoches

December 13, 2018

As a Richwoods classmate and co-worker on Reunion planning, I was so sorry to read about Julie^s passing. She was such a sweetheart! I know she was a blessing to her her family, her classmates, and her co-workers.

Joe (and Lois) Yoches


December 9, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of your wife's passing. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

John Lyons

December 9, 2018

I was so fortunate to have Julie working with me as my secretary at Caterpillar in the early 1990s. She was extremely efficient but-more than that - so pleasant, upbeat and such a gracious person. I have only pleasant memories of the time we worked together.
My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. I will always remember Julie with great affection.
John Lyons

John& Judy Apici

December 2, 2018

Our prayers are with you. Though we never met Julie we heard how happy she was with Dave. I’m sure we will have many wonderful memories to share of your times together. Please know you can count on our friendship to help you through this time. Wish we were closer to Illinois.

Pat Mellendorf

December 1, 2018

Dave and family, I was so saddened to hear about your loss of Julie. She and I worked so closely at Caterpillar for many years in the Human Services Division. She always had a smile and great sense of humor and we always shared our faith with each other. I know you, the girls, and all the grandchildren will miss her dearly. Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers. Pat Mellendorf

Sandra/George Burrier

November 30, 2018

Dave, we are so sorry for your loss. I do not think we met Julie but know you will miss your companion of 20 years. We are glad we were able to connect with you recently. May God comfortable in your time of grief . Sandi and George

Michele & Dirk Buffo

November 29, 2018

Uncle David,
Dirk & I send our deepest condolences. Julie was a beautiful soul inside and out. We hold many fond memories of her and were blessed to know her. We pray for your comfort at this difficult time. If there is anything we can do please let us know. We love you!
Dirk & Michele

Colleen Creson

November 29, 2018

David and family, Bernie and I send our sincerest condolences to all of you. I was blessed to have Julie’s friendship for the past 35 years. We shared so much together—both good times and difficult times. If someone was having a difficult day, Julie had a way of bringing laughter into the room. I loved her like a sister and will miss her so much. We will keep all of you in our prayers.