PORTSMOUTH - Patricia Lu Vicars Russell Lacy, 65, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, December 8, 2013, at SOMC Hospice Center. Born June 3, 1948, in Portsmouth to the late Orra Glenn and Goldie Esther Branson Vicars, she was the youngest of 10 children. Also preceding Pat in death were her former husband, John Richard Russell, whom she married in Portsmouth, March 1, 1985; her paternal grandparents, William Sherman Vicars and Lona Dove Spurlock Vicars; her maternal grandparents, Charles Meston Branson and Frances "Fannie" Rebecca Williams Branson Chadwell. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Robert Orris Vicars of San Diego, CA, Mildred Jane Vicars Fite and Mary Frances Vicars, both of Bowling Green, Elbert Franklin Vicars, of Richmond, VA, James Richard Vicars, Emmitt Earl Vicars, Charles Vicars and Glen Joseph Vicars, all of Friendship.
Formerly employed by Ashland Inc., the Scioto Foundation, and most recently at the Scioto County Welcome Center as Facilities Coordinator, she attended Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Pat was active in many organizations, serving as Regent of the Joseph Spencer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Patriot Robert Vicars; Recording Secretary of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter of the Daughters of War of 1812; Scioto County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, Portsmouth Area Ladies PAL's Inc.; the Ohio Genealogical Society; and the Indian Historical Society.
Surviving are her husband, Patrick Lacy of Portsmouth, whom she married, July 4, 2009; and a sister, Maxine "Joan" Vicars Phillips, of Portsmouth.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, with Rev. Tom Charles officiating. Interment will be in Lucasville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the ADKINS-BRANT FUNERAL HOME in Portsmouth from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to SOMC Hospice in Pat's name for the excellent care they provided. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com.