Martha Abell Tucker, 89, Campbellsville, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Campbellsville.
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She was born in Lebanon, Aug. 27, 1924 to the late Hugh L. Abell and Edna Raley Abell. She graduated from St. Augustine High School in Lebanon in 1943 and later at Nazareth College in Louisville. 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. Tucker 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 (BPW), 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 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.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas M. and Kathleen M. Tucker of Campbellsville; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Donald W. and Margaret W. Morford of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandsons, Drew D. Tucker and Abel M. Tucker of Campbellsville; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Al and Joy Tucker of Union; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Jim Reinhart will officiate.
Family request expressions of sympathy be donations to Knights of Columbus Charities and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, Campbellsville.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home - CAMPBELLSVILLE
418 LEBANON AVE CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY 42718
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on May 7, 2014