Pauline Tucker

Friday, April 9, 2004

THEBES, Ill. -- Pauline Tucker, 84, of Thebes died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Life Care Center.

She was born Nov. 16, 1919, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of John and Ollie Watkins McHughs. She and Thomas Tucker were married June 20, 1936. He died Nov. 1, 1990.

Mrs. Tucker worked at a dress factory in Mounds, Ill., and in the laundry department at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church and its Cheerful Workers at Thebes, Thebes Historical Society, and Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include a daughter, Roberta (John) Kaufman of Thebes; two sons, Bob (Clara) Tucker of McClure, Ill., David (Susan) Tucker of Thebes; nine grandchildren, Joni Smith of Jackson, Tom Kaufman of McClure, Karen Roth of Jackson, Jimmy Tucker of Dallas, Texas, Michael Tucker of Austin, Texas, Scott Tucker of Los Angeles, Calif., Sandy Boston of Thebes, Michelle Johns of Oak Ridge, Tony Tucker of McClure; 14 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and four brothers.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raymond Oxford officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thebes.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.