Martha Abell Tucker

Martha Abell Tucker, 89, of Campbellsville, was born in Lebanon, Ky., on Aug. 27, 1924, to the late Hugh L. Abell and Edna Raley Abell. She died on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Campbellsville.
She graduated from St. Augustine High School in Lebanon in 1943 and later at Nazareth College in Louisville, Ky.
She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville, where she had served as an usher and on various committees throughout the years, including the Legion of Mary.
Martha co-founded Tucker Diamonds & Gold in 1948, formerly called Young's Jewelry Store and Tucker's Jewelry Store.
She was past president of Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club, as well as president of Campbellsville American Legion Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Campbellsville Downtown Business Association.
She was a dedicated Bridge player and a long-standing golfer, winning the Woman's Club Championship five times at Campbellsville Country Club.
She united in marriage to Thomas Cleaver Young in 1946, who preceded her in death in 1955.
She united in marriage to Morris V. Tucker on Jan. 13, 1957. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2008.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas M. and Kathleen M. Tucker of Campbellsville; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Dr. Donald W. and Margaret W. Morford of Jacksonville, Florida; two grandsons, Drew D. Tucker and Abel M. Tucker of Campbellsville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Al and Joy Tucker of Union, Kentucky; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters, Eugene Abell, Hugh Abell, Harold Abell, Mary George Abell, Susan Abell Ryan and Genevieve Abell Rawlings.
Visitation is tomorrow, Friday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville.
Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville. The Rev. Jim Reinhart will officiate.
Burial will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to Knights of Columbus Charities and they can be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Funeral Home

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 Lebanon Ave. Campbellsville, KY 42718
(270) 465-8181
Published in Central Kentucky News-Journal on May 1, 2014