---- — Grace Ellen Tucker, 98, of Murray, Ky., formerly of McLeansboro, passed away 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.
She was born June 15, 1915, in Dale, the daughter of Arthur Wheeler and Sarah (White) Wheeler. She married George Edward Tucker on May 30, 1931, in Harrisburg, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1978.
She was a nursing assistant for the state of Illinois and worked at Elder Manufacturing in McLeansboro. She was a member of the Dale Methodist Church for over 60 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Melva Loveridge of Murray, Ky., Elva Walker and husband Dan of Murray, Ky. and Diane Walker of Evansville, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Rosalee Tucker of Bethalto; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Donnie; one brother; and one half brother.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Sister Bonnie Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Digby Hill Cemetery in Dale.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harre Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Dale Methodist Church and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.