Marsha Kay Lucas Allamanno, 53, of Columbus, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday morning at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis following a sudden illness.
Born in Columbus on December 30, 1961, Marsha was the daughter of Alva Ernest and Nancy Marie Nay Lucas. Marsha graduated from Columbus East High School in 1980 and from Indiana University in 1986. She had been employed by Cummins Inc. since 1987 and currently served as Corporate Responsibility Director for the company’s Components business. Marsha was a CPA and a CMA.
Marsha was adored by her children as a loving wife and mother. Strong in her faith, Marsha was very active in the St. Bartholomew Catholic Church community. She especially enjoyed her participation in the CRHP program and the lasting friendships she made there. She cherished spending time with her family, decorating for the different seasons, shelling on Florida Gulf Coast beaches, traveling to northern California with her husband and children, gardening, lunches with the “Fab 5”, watching the sunsets at her lake house and generally making everyone she met feel as though they were her best friend.
Surviving Marsha are her husband, Stephen Allamanno of Columbus whom she married on October 9, 1999, at First Christian Church. Also surviving are her children, Alicia Williams and Mark Allamanno also of Columbus; her brothers, Michael (Meredith) Lucas of Leesburg, Florida, Marvin “Andy” (Monica) Lucas of El Paso, Texas; and her sister, Marilyn (Enoch) Morris of Ravenna, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Michael (Bethany) Lucas of Columbus, Katherine Knouff of Stow, Ohio, Jennifer (Mark) Freiman of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Jason (Lauren) Morris of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Ian Smith of Boston, Massachusetts, J. J. Smith of Palmetto, Florida; her mother and father-in-law, Jack and Judith Allamanno; and a brother and sister-in-law, Christine (Rick) Allamanno all of Palmetto, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial for Marsha will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2015, by Fr. Clem Davis at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour. Calling will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street where a prayer service will be held with the family at 8 p.m. There will also be calling one hour prior to Mass at 9 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials for Marsha may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to Turning Point. Online tributes may be sent to Marsha’s family at www.myers-reed.com.