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Beulah Lucas

Beulah Lucas

November 24, 1933 January 24, 2019

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Obituary for Beulah Edith Lucas (Kells)

Beulah Edith (Kells) Lucas, 85, died surrounded by family on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Satanta Long Term Care Unit. She was born November 24, 1933 to Dorral Vashti (Gilchrist) and Vern Homer Kells in Garden City Kansas. Beulah was raised in the Pleasant Prairie community in rural Haskell County. She graduated from Sublette High School in 1951. On December 14, 1951, She and Gerald Leon “Jed” Lucas were united in marriage at the Sublette Christian Church.

Beulah was a community leader and an entrepreneur. She opened the Lucas Photo Studio in Sublette and operated it from 1952 to 1957 while Jed was away serving in the Army. When the kids were older she created the Larks Nest, a family recreation center, and operated it from 1966 to 1972. Beulah was a photographer and took pictures professionally and for personal enjoyment. She enjoyed writing a weekly column in the Haskell County Monitor-Chief titled “Bood’s Ramblings”. Beulah assisted her husband in their own parts stores called Lucas and Sons Auto Parts in Sublette and L & S Supply in Ellis, Kansas.

Beulah was willing to take on any project around town, including an All-School Reunions and anything to beautify her hometown of Sublette. She took the lead on restoring pride and activity in the American Legion building. She was a member of the Sublette American Legion Auxiliary and was honored as Woman of the Year for Kansas. For many years she was the voice of the Haskell County Fair parade. She had deep sense of pride in her community and its schools.

Beulah is survived by her five sons, Terry Lucas and wife Nancy of Sublette, Jerry Lucas and wife Brenda of Palco, KS, Larry Lucas and wife Sharon of Oklahoma City, OK, Gary Lucas and wife Kris of Topeka, and Barry Lucas and wife Kelsie of Sublette; 14 grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Hoffman.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jed Lucas.

The Lucas family would like to invite you to “coffee” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1st at the Haskell County Museum to celebrate the life of Beulah Lucas. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Robert Hendrix presiding.

Suggested memorial contributions are to the Sublette American Legion Post #205 or the Sublette Public Schools Foundation in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com

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  • Memorial Service

    June 1, 2019 | 9:30am
    Haskell County Historial Society
    605 E. Watkins Ave
    Sublette, KS
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    June 1, 2019

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Marge Hernandez

My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of an incredible matriarch. I grew up in Sublette and attended SHS with Barry. Over the years, Beulah's coordination of the all-school alumni reunions was a welcome chance to reconnect for so many. Thank you, Beulah, for your service to your fellow community members, to your fellow humans.

Marjorie "Powell" Hernandez
Comment | Posted at 03:15pm via Condolence

Sue Messerly

Dear Lucas family, Your Mom was so special to all of Sublette and surrounding area. She helped raise 5 outstanding young men and was so proud of their accomplishments and families. As a Den Leader she was also a "mom" to so many of the Scouts! Kent always claimed her as his second Mom. He remember when Jed and Beulah lived with Bob and Joyce upstairs in the little white house on Pursley St.
Their families enjoyed special times together.
My favorite memory is the Lark's Nest on both Main St. addresses. My Dad thought people called Beulah "Beauty" so that is what he called her. The night before Jeremy was born we ate fried chicken at the Lark's Nest.
Beulah always called me "Sport" and told Kent to concentrate on the real "sports" Beulah was an avid Sublette sports fan and loved to attend her boys' sports events.
It was always great fun to listen to her "commentary" at the Fair Parade and to see her driving around in her Golf cart. During one parade, she had Jeremy and Jason riding with her. Of course that was something special for them!
Hopefully her many photographs will be displayed, what a treasure trove for all that she included. Thanks, Rod for sending the Scout photo with Beulah and scouts with Kent on the right. I will try to get that to Jeremy and Jason.
I had the privilege to teach Gary and several grandchildren. Beulah was so interested and involved in their education, one grandchild decide to run to Grandma's house when Beulah wasn't right there to pick her up after preschool. Thank goodness, Beulah called right away to let us know!
So many memories come flooding back and Beulah was a true, loyal friend, always positive and a fantastic role model for our great town.
She will sorely missed and I know for sure that Kent will miss his Sunday visits with her. He was great about sharing their talks.
Bless you all, wonderful Lucas folks as you say goodbye to such a great person.
With lots of Sublette Pride love, Sue (Sport) Messerly
Comment | Posted at 03:04pm via Condolence

Wes and Marilyn Brown

So very sorry.💕 Thinking of all of you.💞
Wes and Marilyn Brown
Comment | Posted at 09:56am via Condolence

Roderick Earl Hoffman

Terry, Jerry, Larry, Gary, Barry and families,
We are very saddened to hear of Aunt Beulah's passing.
We can rejoice in knowing she has crossed over to her reward.
"To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of the Lord."
She is in the arms of Jesus now and we can rejoice and rest in this Good News!
Becky and I have you all in our thoughts and prayers.
She will be missed by many.
In Christian Love,
Roderick (Rod) and Rebecca (Becky) Hoffman--Manhattan, KS
Comment | Posted at 08:51pm via Condolence

Roderick Earl Hoffman

Aunt Beulah was my Den Mother in Cub Scouts. She is on the far left back row. I will miss her.
Posted at 08:53pm

Vicki Selby

Terry, Jerry, Larry, Gary & Barry, We are thinking about you during this time. We lost some laughter when she passed. Love, Aunt Vicki and Uncle David
Comment | Posted at 12:13pm via Condolence

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