Jo Ann Lucas

Highland | Tuesday, May 30 2023 |

Jo Ann Lucas, age 80 of Pocahontas, IL, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Highland, IL.

She was born on Thursday, April 29, 1943, in Belleville, IL, the daughter of  Thomas and Virginia (nee Brummitt) Hayden.

On Saturday, January 14, 1967, she married Thomas E. Lucas at E. St. Louis, IL, who survives.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pierron, IL.

Jo Ann grew up in Fairmont City and attended Catholic Schools.  She and her husband moved to Collinsville and lived there from 1967 to 1993, when they moved to Highland.  She worked for the Collinsville School District #10, in the cafeteria, from 1982 to 2004.  She then began working part time at the Highland Home, in the kitchen, from 2004 to 2013.  She enjoyed bingo, bus trips and especially her grandchildren.  She and her husband owned thoroughbred race horses, they travelled to many places to watch them race, Kentucky, Ohio, Mississippi, Arkansas, Chicago and Collinsville.

Survivors include:

Husband - Thomas E. Lucas, Pocahontas, IL

Son - Thomas T. (Kelly) Lucas, Troy, IL

Daughter - Edie J. (David) May, Edwardsville, IL

Daughter - Christine L. (George) Ford, Highland, IL

Son - Thad D. (Rebecca) Lucas, Smithton, IL

Grandchild - Krystle Terziu

Grandchild - Kristy Wright

Grandchild - Devon May

Grandchild - Bella May

Grandchild - Vincent (Megan) Gonzales

Grandchild - Lucas (Shayna)  Ford

Grandchild - Taylor (Jared) Mabrey

Grandchild - Evan Lucas

Grandchild - Reagan Lucas

Grandchild - Jenna Lucas

Grandchild - Ty Lucas

Great Grandchild - Jaylen Jokisch

Great Grandchild - Beau Lymann

Great Grandchild - Kiera Gonzales

Great Grandchild - Zoey Gonzales

Great Grandchild - Stetson Ford

Great Grandchild - Camryn Mabrey.

She was preceded in death by:

Father - Thomas L. Hayden

Mother - Virginia L. Hayden

Sister - Gloria Walker.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Private Graveside Service will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL, with Rev. Fr. Pat. G. Jakel, Pastor, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, officiating. 

Private Interment will be at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home

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