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1 of 12 | Posted by: Shawn Kequom (Crabtree) - MI

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory death can not steal. Marlenes legacy lives on in her children and in everyone she...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Groce - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I'll always remember her beautiful smile,her kindness,and her willingness to help someone.She was the one people went to when they needed help.She...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Bess - NORVELT, PA - Family

“Marlene was very kind and always said hello when we crossed paths. I'm so very sorry to hear this. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: LeAnn Crouch - Battle Creek, MI

“I first met Marlene at KCC working on the stage. She was a positive energy everywhere she went. She was someone I was proud to call a friend and...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Pauley - School

“We got to know Marlene years ago as she was a friend with my cousin at Lakeview High School. Marlene always seemed to be a very positive and upbeat...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Nola & Gary Baker - Marshall, MI

“Cliff, Patrick and Lorraine, Daniel, Anna, and Ellie I am so sorry to read about Marlene. She was a wonderful person, a joy to work with, and enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Jerry Mainstone - Lady Lake, FL

“Hey Daniel and Lucas family, I'm so sorry about this unexpected loss. I am giving you love and hugs. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Maya Kirgiz - La, CA - Friend

“She was my loving cousin to whom I have shared my love of reading with when we were teenagers we would exchange books to each other back and forth...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lynndi Turney Turney - PA

“I was so saddened to hear of this remarkable woman's passing. She was my first long-term friend as I lived across the street from her while growing...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Monique Whyte - Battle Creek, MI

“Marlene always had a heart of gold ,loving,non-judgmental, always willing to help anyone in need she was one of a kind she made the world a better...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lori Lucas Lucas - Port Charlotte, FL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Marlene Lucas. I will miss you so much every time she seen me around town she always had a big beautiful smile on her...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Kinney - Friend

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Marlene Rae Lucas, age 56, of Battle Creek sadly passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 17, 2021. She was born in Hillsdale, Michigan on March 14, 1965, the loving daughter of Richard C. And Ella F. (Wadsworth) Lowe, Sr. Marlene graduated from Lakeview High School with the Class of 1983 and furthered her education at Kellogg Community College. She was employed by the Calhoun County Friend of the Court, and had previously served with the Goodwill Industries/Michigan Works WIA Youth Program for several years.

Marlene married Clifford P. "Cliff" Lucas in Battle Creek on March 26, 1992; he survives. She is also survived by her children, Patrick Steven (Lorraine) Lucas of Battle Creek, Anna Claire Lucas and Daniel Robert Lucas, both of Los Angeles, California, and Elizabeth Faye Lucas of Battle Creek; her parents, Richard & Ella Lowe of Battle Creek; her mother-in-law, Bernadine P. Lucas of Battle Creek; two brothers, Richard (Carrie) Lowe Jr. and John (Brenda) Lowe, both of Battle Creek; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Marlene was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mable & Grover Lowe and Grace & Alva Wadsworth; and her father-in-law, Robert Leroy Lucas.

Marlene was very devoted to her family and loved helping the children in the WIA Youth Program. She also enjoyed reading, watching Crime TV, playing cards, and of course spending time with her family & friends.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 26th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where services to celebrate Marlene's life will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials directed to American Heart Association, would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Marlene may be placed at