Obituary: Verne Herrick Lucas, 84, of Oxford

Mrs. Verne Herrick Lucas, age 84, of Oxford, beloved wife of the late Edward Lucas, entered into peaceful rest on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Birmingham Health Center, Derby.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1928 in New York State and was the daughter of the late Harold Herrick, Sr. and Marion Wheelon Herrick.

Before she had children, she was the secretary to the Principal at Center School in Oxford. She originally lived on Freeman Road in Oxford for many years. Later she moved to Maplewood Ave. in Milford. Recently, she was a resident at Brighten Gardens, Woodbridge and then lived at the former Hilltop Health Center in Ansonia.

Verne was an avid gardener who loved to grow vegetables and especially lots of flowers. She had a True Green Thumb. She was one not to forget your name or birthday, and treated you with love.

Mrs. Lucas is survived by her devoted son, John Lucas and his wife, Diane and her devoted daughter, Marion Gray and her husband Roland all of Oxford, her brother, Harold Herrick, Jr. and his wife Minka of Kerrville, TX, and grandchildren, Ronald Tichy, Jr., Jennifer Culver and JoAnna Lucas and great grandchildren, Scarlett Tichy, Auriana Lucas, Dominic Holloway and Hannah Culver.

Her sister, Gene Sellers of Fort Lauderdale, FL predeceased her.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, Nov 11 at 10 a.m. at the Riverside Community Church, Oxford. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 5:30 p.m. at the Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home, 161 West Church Street, Seymour.

Memorial Contributions towards the new steeple fund may be made to the Riverside Community Church, 238 Freeman Road, Oxford, CT 06478.

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