Short Tract --- Mary Lou Luckey, a former resident of 10651 County Road 15, died Friday, October 30, 2020 in the Houghton Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She was born on July 18, 1935 in Potsdam, a daughter of the late Rev. Floyd and Nellie Elliott Phelps. On August 4, 1962 in Short Tract she married Clair James Luckey who predeceased her on July 30, 2020.
Mary Lou was a graduate of the Franklin Academy in Malone. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Houghton College and afterward received her Master’s Degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.
She was a former home economics teacher for Houghton Academy, Dalton Central School and the Belmont Co-operative Extension. Afterward she became employed by BOCES in Belmont where she started and taught the Food Service Program until her retirement.
After she retired Mary Lou was an active member of the Allegany County Christian Coalition and the Allegany County Fair.
Mary Lou traveled to Israel twice where during one of her visits she was baptized in the Jordan River. She was a member of the Short Tract United Methodist Church where she taught VBS and instructed the children’s choir, the Short Tract Fire Department since 1968 where she was one part of the 1st woman’s group and the Mooers Camp.
Surviving is a son, Jeff (Sarah) Luckey of Short Tract, a grandson, Dylan Luckey of Short Tract, a brother-in-law, Gerald Luckey of Short Tract and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may gather from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A graveside service Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00 am in Short Tract Cemetery. Paul Shea, assistant pastor of the Houghton Wesleyan Church, will officiate.
Memorials if desired to: Short Tract Fire Department, 10300 County Road 15, Fillmore, NY 14735 or the Short Tract United Methodist Church, PO Box 102, Fillmore, NY 14735
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