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Janet P Lucas

Janet P Lucas, age 78, of 362 Deep Creek Road, Hegins, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at the Schuylkill Medical Center- E Norwegian, Pottsville.

She was born on Wednesday, December 30, 1931, in Hegins Twp, a daughter of the late Henry Wedde and Dorothy B (Eckler) Wedde.

She was a 1949 graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

She had been employed as a trimmer in area garment factories and had worked on the family farm.

She was a member of St. John's "Kimmel's" Church, Ashland.

Janet enjoyed making greeting cards, going to camp, family gatherings, and playing cards with her friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert G Wedde and an infant brother.

She is survived by her husband Edward C Lucas, to whom she was married for 60 years.

She is also survived by two daughters Lois A Hinkel and her husband David of Ashland, and Barbara D Hinkel and her husband Gary of Ashland; four granddaughters Melissa R Clemmer of Pitman, Jill R Herb of Pitman, Jennifer L Martin of New Oxford, and Jessica L Leibig of Pottsville; a grandson Travis E Hinkel of Ashland; five great grandchildren; and a sister Ruth N Kieffer of Klingerstown.

Funeral services were held at St. John's "Kimmel's" Church, Deep Creek Rd, Ashland, on Friday, November 5, 2010, at 11:00 AM, with Rev Bonnie Yeager officiating.

A viewing was held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Friday at the church.

Burial was made in St. John's "Kimmel's" Cemetery, Ashland.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. John's "Kimmel's" Church, 1263 Deep Creek Road, Ashland PA 17921 or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072. Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.

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