Ruby Romain Lukens (Lebkicher), 87, of Blain passed away on June 18, 2019 at Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital. She was the daughter of George Lebkicher and Addie (Doyle) Lebkicher. Ruby was a dynamic, creative woman who loved animals, painting, reading, and writing. She was a 1949 graduate of Duncannon High School, during which time, she was the yearbook artist and the 1949 May Queen. Her first career was as a typesetter for the Duncannon Record, and in 1996, Ruby retired from the Pennsylvania School Board Association where she had been an administrator for many years.
Ruby fondly recalled her younger years on the family farm which appeared in some of her greatest paintings, and is where she learned how to hunt, master the culinary arts under her mother’s (Addie Lebkicher) expertise, and develop her artistic skills.
Ruby’s family will remember her for her remarkable ingenuity and resourcefulness in tight situations as well as her strong-willed, vibrant personality that translated to her care of them. She was fiercely committed to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all of whom carry pieces of her personality in them.
Ruby is survived by her children: Cynthia Hanagud and husband, Prasad, of Salisbury, Maryland, Mark Lukens of Duncannon, and Jane Lucas of Blain; her grandchildren: Tucker Bohling, Brendan Lukens, Addie Rehm, William Lucas III, and Hailey Lucas; eight great grandchildren; and her sisters: Mae Belle Jenkins and Janet Patricia Lebkicher. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her sister, Hazel; her son-in-law, William Lucas II; and her daughter-in-law, Lisa Lukens.
The family will receive friends at the Hill Church, Watts Township, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10 A.M. followed by a services at 11 A.M with Rev. Ken Kitzmiller officiating. Inurnment to follow in church cemetery.
Arrangements handled by the Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc., Loysville. Online condolence may be made at www.lochstampforfh.com