Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Challis C. Lucas, 81, of Morton died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Morton Terrace.

Born April 4, 1931, in Pekin to Roy and Marjorie Scheeler Keller, she married William V. Lucas on Nov. 17, 1950, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Michael (Yvonne) Lucas of Morton, Mark (Robin) Lucas of Morton and Marta Lucas of Morton; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law Ed Ercegovich of Bettendorf, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Ercegovich.

She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria where she was a Sunday school teacher and taught Vacation Bible School. She recently attended Grace Church of Morton.

She was a volunteer at Restmor Nursing Home in Morton and also worked in the Republican Women’s Organization.

Cremation has been accorded, and private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614 in her name.

The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with arrangements.

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