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M. Monteen Lucas

March 31, 2003

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A Requiem Mass for M. Monteen Lucas, 74, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Inurnment will be later in the church columbarium.

Ms. Lucas died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at her home.

She was born in Atmore, Ala., on Oct. 13, 1928, the daughter of Tup and Leah (Vinson) Lucas. She graduated from Huntsville High School in 1944 in Huntsville, Ala. In 1960 Ms. Lucas received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Houston. In 1976 she received a master's degree from Texas Woman's University with a double major in psychiatric-mental health nursing and community health nursing.

In 1987 she received her doctorate from Texas A&M University in health education and administration. Mrs. Lucas was certified in 1976 as an advanced practice clinical nurse specialist from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners in Austin, Texas. In 1987 she received certification in allied health education and administration from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Ms. Lucas was a psychotherapist from 1976 to 1987. From 1987 to 1997 she was a nurse educator and nursing specialist in geriatrics at Yale University.

She received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1977 from Houston Baptist University; excellence in writing award from the American Journal of Nursing and Texas Nursing Assn. in 1983; the National Educator Award from the International Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nursing Assn. in 1993; and Outstanding Nurse Leadership Award from Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Leadership in 2003.

Ms. Lucas was a member of the American Society on Aging, American Society on Aging Mental Health and Aging Network, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Organization and Trinity Episcopal Church.

She was a founder of CT Advanced Practice Nurses in Geropsychiatry and a founding member of the American Holistic Nursing Assn.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherri Treadwell, Macon, Ga., and Charlotte Ostermann, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Lawrence Funeral Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to Southern Care Hospice or to the maintenance fund for the church columbarium, sent to the funeral chapel, 3821 W. Sixth St., Lawrence 66049.

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