(Josephine) Barbara Lucas



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(Josephine) Barbara Lucas age 81 of Lowell, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Blanche (Doan) Needham; her sister, Marion (Richard) Stuart; and brother, Emmett Needham. She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Jeffrey; sister-in-law, Frances Walling; also, nieces and nephews. Apart from the last 2 years at a nursing home, Barbara lived her entire life on the Needham Homestead, south of Lowell, on Segwun Ave. She attended Clarksville Grade School and was a proud Lowell Red Arrow, Class of 1957, where she enjoyed marching band, class reunions and get-togethers through the years. Barbara married Robert Lucas on September 5, 1964 and in the early 70’s they adopted their son, Jeffrey. Barbara was employed for many years at McCarty Publishing in Saranac, ending as head pressman. Afterwards, she worked several years at Egypt Valley Country Club. Barbara enjoyed traveling, vegetable gardening, auction sales, tinkering on equipment, and wood working – building cabinets and special gifts. Private visitation and services will be held Monday, May 4, 2020 at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of your choice.

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