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Martha Jane Lucas, 89, of Fairmont, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 26, 2017) at the John Manchin Healthcare Center in Fairmont.
She was born Aug. 24, 1928, in Barrackville, a daughter of the late Elton C. and Ida Wilson Musgrave. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Willard Lucas Sr.
Mrs. Lucas was a Methodist by faith and homemaker in her own home. She was a graduate of Barrackville High School. She loved taking long walks, working with ceramics and playing canasta with her friends. Martha enjoyed sewing and quilting, as well as attending her grandchildren's sports activities.
Survivors include her sons, Ray "June" Lucas Jr. and his wife Sharon of Fairmont and William Lucas of Mannington; her daughters, Linda Sturdevant of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Betty and her husband Loren Schmidt of Benton's Ferry; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Musgrave, and her son-in-law, Alan Sturdevant.
Friends and family may visit from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Claude Kinty officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover.
Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 29, 2017
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