Danny Lucas

The Mass of Christian Burial for Danny L. Lucas, 75, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.  Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in SW Wichita, KS.  He died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at his home.

He was born on June 12, 1937 in Riverdale, KS, the son of Gordon and Muriel (Masterson) Lucas.

Danny was in the Kansas National Guard from 1954 – 1957.

He worked as a farmer and stockman in Sumner County for 44 years before moving from Wellington, KS in 2002 to Lawrence, where he managed Rock Chalk Carwash for several years.

He was a member of Happy Times Square Dance Club, Lawrence, and a member of Douglas County Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Wellington, KS.  He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

He married Elizabeth (Betty) Metzen on April 3, 1956 in Wellington, KS.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Julie Manning, and husband, Danny, Tulsa, OK, Janice Horsch, and husband, Terry, Wellington, KS; one son, Jerry Lucas, and wife, Mary Ann, Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren, Bryanna Spafford, Staci Reuter, Jessica Lucas, Spencer Furman, Nic Lucas, Mary Lucas, Taylor Manning, Evan Manning, seven great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; thirteen step great grandchildren; and one sister, Shirley Ward, Jacksonville, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James Lucas.

A parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with visitation following until 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


20 Condolences

  1. Bob & Mary Jayne Leftwich on December 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to you Betty and your family.

  2. Mike and Kristi Horsch on December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Betty, Janice, Jerry & Julie & families
    We are so sorry for you loss of Danny. He was such a warm and friendly person. Always had a great smile on his face. Your memories will be precious to you all now.
    Mike and Kristi

  3. Chris & Mike Robinson on December 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Betty, Julie, Janice and Jerry & families,

    We are so deeply sorry for the loss of our beloved cousin and friend Danny…our hearts go out to you. We love each and every one of you. We will see you at the rosary on Thursday night.

    All of our love and sympathy,

    Chris and Mike & family

  4. Mike and Jenny Cook on December 19, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Aunt Betty, Janice, Jerry, and Julie, and all the grandchildren… we love you and our prayers are with you in this time of loss. Uncle Danny was such a special person! He always had a smile and a kind word. We will miss him. Love and prayers.

  5. Alda Boyd on December 20, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Betty, Janice, Jerry & Julie. My prayers are you and your families. Danny was a valued friend of Bills; he was such a wonderful person. Hold on to those memories; as the days go by they will become a priceless treasure! Love, Alda Boyd

  6. Curt and Danette Guinn on December 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Sorry about your loss your loss He will truly be missed. Our toughts and prayers to all of his family.

  7. Stan & Cheri Hartman on December 20, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

  8. Linda Hibbs Robertson on December 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Betty and Family,
    Buddy and I are in South Texas for the winter and I just found out about Danny’s passing. The memories we have of him no one can ever take away. My deepest sympathy is being sent to you all.

  9. Jim and Celia Heintz on December 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

    We’ve thought of you and Danny Sundays as we looked two pews back or one ahead. Missed you two and kept you in our prayers. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.

  10. Marrk & Marcine Goodrum on December 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Betty, Janice, Jerry and Julie and the grandchildren. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you for the loss of Danny.

  11. Julie Simon Westphal on December 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Betty and family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of Danny he will be greatly missed by all of us. I have the fondest memories of him and his wonderful smile and great sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a hand no matter the task. You are all in my prayers and we’ll see you on Friday at the cemetary. Love, Julie

  12. Eddie and Kathy Ford on December 20, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you during this difficult time.
    Love Eddie and Kathy

  13. Bruce and Karen Rowe on December 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Our sympathy to you and your family.

  14. Nelson & Ernestine Golightley Bishop on December 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I remember Danny through the Braun’s(Aunt & Uncle) Ernestine
    Nelson remembers him coming to Belle Plaine to go to the movies. Those are some years back. So sorry for the loss of your loved one, Danny

  15. Pam and Ray Bechard on December 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Julie; Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  16. Kathy Ward-Cameron on December 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Aunt Betty, Janice, Jerry and Julie,
    I carry many precious memories of Uncle Dan…Time and space may have kept us apart, but he will always hold a special place in my heart along with all of you. You are in my prayers today and always. I love you. Kathy

  17. Lynnette (Boyd) Hibbs on December 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Betty, Julie, Janice and Jerry
    Danny’s passing weighs heavily on my heart. He was a special man who knew how to touch every person he met. I’m praying for you all during these difficult days. Love, Lynnette

  18. Kirk Winter on December 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    We lost a great man and Danny will be missed. I always remember the fun summers working for Danny on the farm and the family gatherings. Thoughts and prayers for Betty and the family. God Bless.

  19. John & Virginia Edwards on December 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Danny, he was such a nice person and loved by all. I know he will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathy. Virginia & John

  20. Roger & Julia Stallbaumer on December 24, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Betty, Janice, Jerry, Julie & families,we were very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He was definitely one of the good guys. God bless you all.

    Roger & Julia Stallbaumer

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