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Rose Phillips Lucas


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Rose Phillips Lucas
PEORIA - Rose Phillips Lucas, 85, of Peoria passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
She was born on April 7, 1933, in Hartford, IA, to Eleuterio and Cecilia (Coronado) Chavez. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert E. Phillips, on June 13, 1953, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1973. She then married Norman G. Lucas on August 8, 1987, and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2012, after a long illness.
Her parents and three sisters, Mary Pruss, Ophelia Morales and Connie Cantu, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are her beloved son, David E. Phillips, who was a thoughtful and devoted son; and her loyal grandson, John R. Phillips, who was there for her whenever she was hospitalized and afterwards. Also surviving are her two sisters, Carmen (Donald) Hodge of Peoria and Lupe Medina of Bartonville; three brothers, Tony (Kay) Chavez of Surprise, AZ, and Joe Chavez and Albert (Debbie) Chavez, all of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.
Rose attended Manual Training High School and graduated in 1951. After being widowed in 1973, she attended I.C.C. through a government grant. She managed to get on the Dean's List for having an A average. She worked at the Peoria County Supervisor of Assessments from 1974 until retiring in 1990.
She enjoyed dancing and thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her family at get-togethers. She belonged to a wonderful group of "Girls," which formed their monthly Bunco group. They were all a very caring and thoughtful group of women.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. A funeral mass will be on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 10 a.m., with visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. Cremation will follow the service and burial of the urn will be at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2018
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