Diane Lucas, 75, of Shadyside, Ohio died Sunday May 13, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

She was born June 23, 1942 a daughter of the late David and Garnet (Painter) Merten in Wellsburg, WV.

Diane graduated from Wellsburg H.S. and was a homemaker. She was married to Howard Paul Lucas Jr. on July 22, 1960 and spent many wonderful years together. Diane was always active even into her later years and was still volunteering five days a week at the Bellaire Senior Center until her passing.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers, David and James Merten. She is survived by her children, Diane (Kevin McCausland) Varner of West Liberty, WV, Darla (Dan) Lombardi of Follansbee, WV, William (Leila) Lucas of Weirton, WV, Howard Russell (Suzanne) Lucas, Debra (Robert) Beavers of Wellsburg, WV and Paula (Todd) Mitchell of Bellaire, Ohio.

In addition she is survived by two sisters Joann (Bill) Jones of Richmond, VA and Patricia Merten of Follansbee, WV along with six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her personal friend and director of the Bellaire Senior Center Tish Kinney with whom she worked very closely.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street, Bellaire, OH 43906 on Thursday May 17, 2018 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. with Life Celebrant Sarah Barickman officiating.

Final disposition will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bellaire Senior Center by going to “TMCFunding.com.” Share your thoughts and memories of Diane with the family at www. bauknechtaltmeyer.com.