Obituary: Jenette Lucas, 80, of East Peoria

Staff Writer
East Peoria Times-Courier

Jenette M. “Janet” Lucas, 80, of East Peoria, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Morton Terrace Care Center, Morton.

Born Jan. 26, 1934, in Peoria, to Roy and Myrtle Moore Winchester, she married Stephen Lucas Dec. 20, 1953, in East Peoria. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Surviving are two children, Kathy Lucas of Round Lake and Ed (Melba) Lucas of Chandler, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother.

She graduated from East Peoria Community High School, and later worked for JC Penney and Caterpillar. 

She retired from Peoria High School after many years of service in the cafeteria. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in East Peoria. 

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory, East Peoria. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. The Rev. Mary Arnold will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Senior Living Community-Staff Appreciation Fund or to the American Lung Association.

Janet’s memorial website is available at, where condolences may also be sent to the family.