OBITUARY

Rose L. Lucas

April 7, 1933September 9, 2018
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Rose Phillips Lucas, 85, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria. She was born April 7, 1933 in Hartford, IA to Eleuterio and Cecilia (Coronado) Chavez. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert E. Phillips June 13, 1953 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1973. She then married Norman G. Lucas on August 8, 1987 and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2012 after a long illness. Her parents, and three sisters, Mary Pruss, Ophelia Morales and Connie Cantu also preceded her in death. Surviving is her beloved son, David E. Phillips who was a thoughtful and devoted son, her loyal grandson John R. Phillips who was there for her whenever she was hospitalized and afterwards. Also surviving are her two sisters, Carmen (Donald) Hodge of Peoria and Lupe Medina of Bartonville; three brothers, Tony (Kay) Chavez of Surprise, AZ, Joe Chavez and Albert (Debbie) Chavez all of Peoria and many nieces and nephews. Rose attended Manual Training High School and graduated in 1951. After being widowed in 1973, she attended I.C.C. through a government grant. She managed to get on the Dean's List for having an A average. She worked at the Peoria County Supervisor of Assessments from 1974 until retiring in 1990. She enjoyed dancing and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family at get togethers. She belonged to a wonderful group of "Girls"; which formed their monthly Bunco group. They were all a very caring and thoughtful group of women. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. A funeral mass will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10 am with visitation from 9 to 9:45 am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the service and burial of the urn will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton.com

  • FAMILY

  • Eleuterio Chavez, Father
  • Cecilia (Coronado) Chavez, Mother
  • Robert E. Phillips, First Husband & High School Sweetheart
  • Norman G. Lucas, Husband
  • David E. Phillips, Son
  • John R. Phillips, Grandson
  • Carmen (Donald) Hodge, Sister
  • Lupe Medina, Sister
  • Tony (Kay) Chavez, Brother
  • Joe Chavez, Brother
  • Albert (Debbie) Chavez, Brother
  • Mary Pruss, Sister
  • Ophelia Morales, Sister
  • Connie Cantu, Sister
  • ~ Many Nieces and Nephews
  • Rose is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert E. Phillips; her husband, Norman G. Lucas; and three sisters, Mary Pruss, Ophelia Morales and Connie Cantu.
  • DONATIONS

  • the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 12, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, September 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rose L. Lucas

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Sonny Huffman

September 12, 2018

I am so sorry to read that Rose passed. Most of the time she would sit up by the organ at church. Her warm smile was always comforting. I pray for the family and of course, I pray for Rose. She was an awesome person and I am going to miss seeing her. Sonny Huffman, Organist St Vincent de Paul

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Biography

Rose Phillips Lucas, 85, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
She was born April 7, 1933 in Hartford, IA to Eleuterio and Cecilia (Coronado) Chavez. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert E. Phillips June 13, 1953 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1973.
She then married Norman G. Lucas on August 8, 1987 and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2012 after a long illness. Her parents, and three sisters, Mary Pruss, Ophelia Morales and Connie Cantu also preceded her in death.
Surviving is her beloved son, David E. Phillips who was a thoughtful and devoted son, her loyal grandson John R. Phillips who was there for her whenever she was hospitalized and afterwards. Also surviving are her two sisters, Carmen (Donald) Hodge of Peoria and Lupe Medina of Bartonville; three brothers, Tony (Kay) Chavez of Surprise, AZ, Joe Chavez and Albert (Debbie) Chavez all of Peoria and many nieces and nephews.
Rose attended Manual Training High School and graduated in 1951. After being widowed in 1973, she attended I.C.C. through a government grant. She managed to get on the Dean's List for having an A average. She worked at the Peoria County Supervisor of Assessments from 1974 until retiring in 1990.
She enjoyed dancing and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family at get togethers. She belonged to a wonderful group of "Girls"; which formed their monthly Bunco group. They were all a very caring and thoughtful group of women.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. A funeral mass will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10 am with visitation from 9 to 9:45 am at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the service and burial of the urn will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton.com