Barbara A. Lucas

April 28, 1939 ‒ November 13, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Barbara A. Lucas, 81, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday afternoon, November 13, 2020 at the Selma Markowitz Inpatient Care Center in Newark.  She was born on April 28, 1939 in Mount Vernon to the late Dwight D. and Evelyn M. (Parsons) Harmon.

Barbara was an avid gardener and cook.  She always made sure that you had something to eat when you came for a visit.  Barbara retired from Kenyon College where she worked in Campus Food Service.  After retirement, she started to look after and help her elderly friends with their daily needs.

Barbara is survived by her children, Connie (Mark) Brill of  Denville, NJ, Cindy (Steve) Burgett of Howard, James (Carol) Tanner of Mount Vernon, Jon (Karen) Tanner of Walhonding and Jeffrey Tanner;  grandchildren, Tristan Tanner,  April Auskings, Jeremy (Courtney) Auskings, Allison Trikouros, Cole (Laura) Burgett, Weylin Burgett and Travis Burgett and 10 great grandchildren; sister, Sue Rine of Mount Vernon; and a brother, Donald (Norene) Harmon of Sun City, AZ.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by a son, Doug Tanner; and a grandson, Tony Tanner.

In following with Barbara’s wish there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, Ohio 43055

To share a memory or send the family an expression of sympathy, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Barbara A. Lucas.

  • Oh how I will miss my dear friend, Barb! She was the first person I met when I moved to MV in 1976, and we remained friends to the day she passed.
    I was in total shock and disbelief when informed today!
    We had spoken not long ago about meeting up for our usual get together at the local Bob Evans. I will truly miss her!
    She WAS truly a great cook, gardener and friend to me. We shared so much together, and when our children were in elementary school, their friends thought that Barb and I were sisters. We surely could have been.
    My sincerest sympathy to her family whom she loved dearly, and we would always catch up on what they were all doing.

  • I am so sad to hear about Barb’s passing so suddenly. She was a wonderful neighbor to us here in buckeye Addition. We had lots in common, flowers and food and family.
    She loved to share and I loved getting to know her better through our short visits with each other. She was a fine and true friend and I will miss her greatly. My sincere sympathies to all the family.

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. I can remember her playing the game scrabble with Mary Lou and Sue Ellen for hours. Her smile and beauty will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Doug and Joyce Doup

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. I can remember her playing the game scrabble with Mary Lou and Sue Ellen for hours. Her smile and beauty will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    Doug and Joyce Doup

  • Sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was a dear friend. I worked with Barb at Kenyon College. We always had a good time. Many laughs. I had just talked to her two weeks ago and planned to get our ARA buddies together for lunch. She’ll be greatly missed.

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