Gertrude Lucas


Gertrude E. Lucas, 86, of Bethesda, Ohio died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehab Barnesville, Ohio. She was born February 1, 1923 in Noble Co., Indiana a daughter of the late Roy J. Malone and Ramona L. Holton Malone.

Gertrude was retired from the former Landmark and Blaney Lumber Co., both of Bethesda. She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church for many years where she was active with the Sunday School program and participated in the outreach ministry. Gertrude also enjoyed her bowling league.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger A. Lucas; two brothers, Ivan and Clifton Malone.

Surviving are sons, Lanier Lucas of Cheyenne, Wyo., and David Lucas of Houston, Texas; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Marie Robertson of Canton, Ohio, Elizabeth Malone of Ligoneer, Ind.; and a brother-in-law, Robert D. Lucas of Bethesda.

Friends were received, Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, where services were held Monday, July 27, 2009 with Pastor Brian Bee officiating, burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethesda Ebenezer Baptist Church or Hospice of Guernsey.