Marybelle Catherine Lucas, 90, a former Stevens Point resident, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, in Racine. She had been a resident of St. Monica’s Senior Citizen’s Home in Racine since 1996.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Monica’s Senior Citizen’s Home in Racine. Interment will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Stevens Point. Her wish was to donate her body to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School for research.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to St. Monica’s Senior Citizen’s Home.
Mrs. Lucas was born in 1909 in La Crosse, a daughter of the late John and Marie O’Brien.
She was married to Frank J. Lucas in Stevens Point in 1934 and they lived in Chicago for six years before returning to Stevens Point. He died in 1965.
She returned to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in her mid-50s and received a bachelor of science degree. She was a third-grade teacher in the Mosinee School District during the 1960s.
She moved to Oshkosh in 1989 and lived there until 1996.
She was an active member of several organizations, including the Democratic Party, the U.S. Trainmen’s Auxiliary, St. Stephen and St. Joseph Catholic churches, the St. Anne’s Society at St. Joseph, the Third Order of St. Francis, St. Stephen Catholic Daughters, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, the Catholic Woman’s Club, the Catholic Knights, Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association, life member of the Wisconsin Retired Teachers Association, National Retired Teachers Association, the National Council of Senior Citizens and the American Association of Retired Persons.
She was also a volunteer at Lincoln Center in Stevens Point and the Oshkosh senior citizens center.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary A. (Donald) Burant, Racine; one son, John F. (Shirley), Oshkosh; five granddaughters; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen, and four brothers, John, Francis, James and George.