Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Lucas, 92, of Weirton died Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Weirton Medical Center.
Elizabeth was the firstborn of three daughters to Anthony and Mary Geray Burger of McKeesport, PA. At the age of seven, her family moved to Weirton, WV, for her father to work in the steel mill.
Betty, as she was known to family and friends, attended Cove School and graduated from Weir High School, where she dated and later married her high school sweetheart, Manuel Baker.
After Manuel returned from serving the US Air Force, Betty and Manuel were married for 4 and a half years before he died suddenly on July 2, 1951, from a brain aneurysm.
In the 1970’s she married John N. Lucas, and they were married for 25 years until his passing in 1999.
Betty retired in 1985 as a secretary from the Weirton Steel General Offices.
Betty’s love of sports and her athleticism allowed her to enjoy golf with her friends at Pleasant Valley Country Club and Belleview Golf Course in Steubenville. She also loved attending Major League Baseball games, so much that she went to one on her honeymoon.
She kept a meticulous home where she enjoyed baking, cooking, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed being outside doing yard work.
She was a member of the Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Ladies Philoptochos Society, Holy Trinity Senior Citizens, Town and Country Women’s Golf Association.
Most of all, Betty will be remembered for being loving, kind, and very generous with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Betty was also preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Najdecki, her stepdaughter, Christine Massie, and her step great-nephew Steven McHaffey.
Betty will be remembered with love by her sister, Joann Clark, stepdaughter, Joanne (Cary) Paugh, niece, Debbie Najdecki, nephews, Anthony (Linda) Clark, Michael (Lori) Clark), Richard (Connie) Clark; great-nieces, Jennifer and Amanda Clark, and Ashley (Garrett) Goosman; great- nephews, Michael, and Jacob Clark; step- grandson, Ryan Paugh, step- granddaughter, Joann; step great-grandson, Anthony; several great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 pm Monday at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Weirton.
Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Steubenville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Joseph the Worker Building Fund 229 California Avenue Weirton, WV 26062
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