Sylvia Mary (Bratfish) RUCKER


Sylvia Mary Bratfish Rucker, 78, died Dec. 18, 2012. Born July 29, 1934, in Cin., dau of the late Irvin L. & Mary C. Binder Bratfish. A grad. of Western Hills HS, received a scholarship to UC, class officer & ZTA Sorority. In 1957, married Jerald J. Rucker in Cin. In 1960 moved to Athens, GA. She received a BS in Education, Master of Ed. & Spec. in Gifted Ed. from U of GA, in Math Ed. A member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, she sang in the choir 1962 - 2010. She taught Math & Gifted many yrs in GA schools & colleges. Survived by husband of 55 yrs, Jerald J. Rucker, Athens, GA; daughter, Leslie L. Rucker, Athens, GA; sis, Lois Ungerbuhler, Hilton Head Is., SC; sis-in-law, Beverly Bratfish, Cin.; bro-in-law, Robert Itin, Dearborn, MI; 7 nieces & nephews. Funeral 3pm Sun., Jan. 6, 2013 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, Athens, GA. Interment following at Athens Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Chapelwood UM Church (Choir or Bldg Funds), 100 Janice Dr., Athens, GA 30606; or the . Lord and Stephens, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Jan. 1, 2013