Carrie Elizabeth “Betty” Tucker, age 88, of Perry, Illinois passed away at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at her residence.
She was born August 23, 1931 in Chambersburg, Illinois the daughter of Clyde W. and Norma Ruth Grant Dixon. She married Ralph A. Tucker on April 30, 1952 at the Centenary Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Illinois and he survives.
Mrs. Tucker worked as a home health aide for the Pike County Health Department for many years and was honored to have been the recipient of the Home Health Aide of the Year for the State of Illinois.
She graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1949 and had attended Blessing School of Nursing in Quincy, Illinois.
Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Perry United Methodist Church. Betty was also a member of the Perry American Legion Post # 1040 Auxiliary and the West Central Illinois Leathernecks Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband Ralph A. Tucker of Perry, Illinois. 3 children Melinda Chandler (Dennis) of Perry,Illinois, Ralph Allen Tucker (Mona) of Jacksonville, Illinois and Bonnie Martin (Darrel) of Pleasant Hill, Illinois. 10 grandchildren and spouses Carrie (Joe), April (Ed), Elizabeth (Tyson), Jackie (Loren), Josh (Ashlie), Alex, Jonah, Wendy (Matt),Ervin and Robbie. 2 step grandchildren also survive along with 14 great grandchildren Savannah, Gwen, Isabella, Joey, Elizabeth, Macee, Payton, Victoria, Everett, Drake, Madelaine, Tucker, Evan and Jaxon and she was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her 15th great grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson Scott Allen Hayes, 1 brother Fred Dixon and 1 sister Donna Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Pastor Dave Kelly officiating.
Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Perry, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening in the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Perry United Methodist Church or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfuneralhome.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Perry United Methodist Church
106 E South,, Perry IL 62362
Blessing Foundation for Hospice
P.O. Box 7005, Quincy IL 62305-9932