Services for Claremore business woman Lucille Rosemary Straub will be 2 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at the First Baptist Church, with pastor, Dr. Ted Kersh officiating.

Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Rice Funeral Service.

Friends may visit at the funeral home until nine this evening, with Lucille’s family there to receive friends from 7-9.

Straub passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2006, at her home in Foyil following a battle with ALS (Lou Gerick Disease).

Lucille was born in Valeda, Kan. on April 2, 1936, to Wintress Lucille Wowllard and Samuel K. Jack. She attended Valeda Grade School through eighth grade, then completed her education with her graduation from LaBette County High School with the class of 1954.

During high school, Lucille was active in band, Y-teens, Pep Club as well as writing a column in the school newspaper. When she was in the seventh grade, she met her future husband, Martin Straub.

She and Martin married on June 6, 1954 at the Valeda E.U.B. Church.

Upon graduation from high school, Lucille worked as a secretary for the Co-op Refinery in Coffeyville, Kan. while Martin attended Coffeyville Junior College. In 1956, the couple moved to Tulsa where again she worked as a secretary, this time for the Spartan School of Aeronautics — Martin continuing his education at the University of Tulsa.

Until her children were born, Lucille worked in secretarial rolls in the oil industry. She also modeled part time. She also held a real estate license while she and Martin became actively involved in their own rental property business.

After her children were born, the family moved to a farm in the Sequoyah School area and Lucille began a new career as a sales person for Newton Manufacturing.

During her career with Newton, she won many awards and trips for excellence as one of the company’s top sales producers. Lucille was active in the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and in January 2006, she won the President’s Award and the Honorary Membership and Ambassador Award.

Besides her husband Martin, Lucille is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Rachael and their daughters Moriah, McKenzie and Grace Anne and her son Chris and his wife Shawna and their daughters Michael and Morgan; sister, Connie Plowman and her husband Dwayne of South Coffeyville; five brothers, Bob Jack and his wife Phyllis of Shell Knob, Mo., Phillip Jack and his wife Barbara of Joplin, Mo., Wendell Jack and his wife Mary of Haysville, Kan., Bill Jack and his wife Linda of Owasso and Donnie Joe Jack and his wife Evelyn of South Coffeyville, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Ronnie Jack.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALSA may do so at 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91201.

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