Texas — Mary Esther Lucas Clift, 92,
formerly of Patoka, passed away Aug. 5, 2009, at
She was the daughter of Harley and Florence (Ellis) Lucas.
She was a graduate of LincolnHigh School in Princeton. Her professional training included an associate of arts
degree from IndianaStateTeachers
College in Terre Haute. She retired in 1984 in the financial aid office at JarvisChristianCollege in Hawkins, Texas.
Survivors include her son, Joseph William Clift, M.D.of Oakland, Calif.; daughters,
Arlene Clift-Pellow, Ph.D. of Durham, NC;
Myra Cecilia Clift of Hawkins, Texas; son, Cecil Walden Clift, of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Cecil William Clift; brothers, Curtis Arthur
and Edgar William; sisters, Hazel Lavonia Bryant and Bernice Caroline Greasham.
Funeral services were at Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at at the JarvisCollegeChurch (Disciples of Christ). Burial was in PioneerCemetery in Hawkins, Texas.