Mrs. Emma A. Lucas, 67, pioneer resident of Aberdeen and prominent worker in the Order of Eastern Star, died last night [May 24, 1928] at the family residence, 1701 West First Street following a several weeks’ illness. Mrs. Lucas was the widow of the late M. E. [Marshall Edward] Lucas and had lived in Aberdeen for more than 30 years.
Mrs. Lucas was born in Junction City, Oregon, and came to Grays Harbor shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon. Soon after her arrival here, she became identified with Eastern Star work, and had served as secretary of Rhododendron Chapter for the past 20 years. She also served a term as Worthy Matron of the Aberdeen Chapter.
She is survived by one daughter, Miss Julia A. Lucas, Aberdeen; five brothers, Federal Judge R. S. Bean, Portland; J. R. Bean, Portland; Dr. J. W. Bean, Ventura, California; L. E. Bean, Salem, Oregon, and C. O. Bean, Raymond; and by a sister, Mrs. W. W. Pope, Ventura.
Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the Elerding Chapel. Rev. Charles McDermoth will officiate and interment will be in Fern Hill Cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services at the graveside.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman