Hester "Genevieve" (Kress) Lucas, 89, of Jasonville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan.
Born April 17, 1916 in Clay County, she was the daughter of Leslie Leonard and May (Mullens) Kress. On April 8, 1934, she married Harley F. Lucas. He passed away Oct. 12, 2001.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include: five daughters, Deloris Jackson of Valparaiso, Helena and her husband Bill Heinzman of Algood, Tenn., Cleopheus Cliff of Bloomfield, Marcella and her husband Graham House of Jasonville, and Stella Mae and her husband Decker House of Jasonville; two adopted granddaughters, Patti Cliff Lucas Moore and her husband Greg of Bloomington, and Amanda Cliff Lucas Hollingsworth of Vicksburg; a son Leland Lucas and his wife Virginia of Hymera; a daughter-in-law Maryann Lucas of Clay City; a sister Helen Sparks of Farmersburg; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harley, a son Pearl Leonard Lucas, a brother Elmis Kress, a grandson Harley D. House, a granddaughter June Kay Cliff, a great-granddaughter Kaitlyn Rose Wetnight, and two sons-in-law, Eldon Lee Jackson and James Cliff, Sr.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, Jasonville, with the Rev. Harold Thomas and Pastor Bob Dickey officiating. Burial will be at Friendly Grove Cemetery at Lewis.
Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.