Everett N. Lucas

November 4, 2012

Everett N. Lucas 90, of Frankfort, IN, died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community. He was born in Clinton County on May 31, 1922 to Walter & Jesse (Mundell) Lucas. He married his high school sweetheart, Peggy E. Sims on September 25, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma and she survives. Everett graduated from Jackson Township High School in 1940 and from Indiana University Law School in 1948. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served from February 1943 to October 1945 as a 2nd Lieutenant Pilot. He trained recruits to be pilots at Pampa, Texas Army Airfield. Everett was a trust officer at Farmers Bank for 10 years. He was most noted for his 3 terms as Clinton County Circuit Court Judge from 1958-1976, he was then appointed as a Workmen Compensation Judge for the State of Indiana from 1977-1987. A 50 year member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, he was also a 50 year member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, 50 year member of American Legion, 30+ years in Optimist, member Indiana Bar Assoc. from 1948-2012 and was 1960 Clinton County Chamber of Commerce President. Everett was instrumental in bringing the Frankfort Airport to Clinton County and bringing Peter Paul Mounds Candy Company to Frankfort. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor Orr. Everett loved music and played trumpet in a local band in the 1940’s. He and Peggy enjoyed their winter home in Cape Coral, Florida for a number of years and had many pets throughout their lives.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate donations in Everett’s memory to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Peggy E. Lucas of Frankfort 2 Daughters: Andrea L. Shriver and Jacqueline (Joseph) Snyder both of Frankfort 1 Son: Rett Lucas of Frankfort 3 Grandsons: Todd (Gail) Shriver of Reynolds, IN, Kyle (Sabrina) Cook of Nashville, TN and Alex Snyder of Indianapolis. 5 Great Grandchildren: Lexi, Taylor and Ryan Shriver, Makenzie and Ava Cook Several Nieces and Nephews also survive

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Marie Lucas Reagan and Josephine Lucas Dilworth and brother Kenneth Lucas.


8 Condolences for “Everett N. Lucas”

  1. Gene Ritchie November 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Rett — Andrea — Jackie:
    I am truly sorry to hear of your father’s passing. (I used to wait on him when I worked at Laverty’s — all those years ago.) My thoughts are with you and your families during this very difficult time. Take care

    Gene Ritchie
    Class of 1967 – FSHS
    (I live in Mahwah, NJ – work at Ramapo College of NJ)

  2. Larry Rothenberger November 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Andrea and Jackie
    Very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and will be missed. Jackie, I still remember what a stickler he was about time to have you home. Sorry I won’t be able to attend the funeral.

  3. Jeane Robley November 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    My condolences to the Lusca family. Everett was a good friend and neighbor to my family. Many fond memories will last a lifetime. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jeane Robley
    Largo, Florida

  4. Marilyn Yoder November 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Andrea & family,
    I’m sorry about your father’s death. He accomplished a lot in his 90 years. You must be very proud. I’m sure you have lots of great family memories to get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you.
    Marilyn Yoder

  5. John Catron November 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Andy, Jackie and Rett,
    I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your mother.
    John Catron

  6. Jerilyn (Ostler) Geiger November 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Jan just told me about Everett. Peggy – Mother and I so enjoyed our last visit with you and I’ll be praying for you. Andrea and Jackie – my sympathy in the loss of your father. I’m in South Carolina accompanying my husband on business here. I will miss seeing you all.

  7. Phyllis & Tom Hoyer November 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Peggy, Andy, Jacque & Rett — Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. Judge Lucas was a wonderful husband, father, and for me, a most professional boss. I had the honor to be his Circuit Court Reporter for six-plus years. There was not a better teacher to have to introduce me into the business world. Just being eighteen, Judge Lucas passed on his professionalism required to succeed in this competitive world. Just by virtue of my position, I probably had more marriage counseling before and after Tom and I were married than most couples. I could go on and on. Always remember the GOOD times, which I’m sure you had plenty. Judge Lucas loved his family and this County. We have all lost a great gentleman, mentor and Judge.

  8. Jan (Stewart) & Jerry Shore November 14, 2012 at 11:57 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It is always hard to lose someone you love, especially a parent. Thinking of you during this time. Jan Stewart Shore class of 65.

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