Ruth Elaine (Thompson) Tucker – WHS 1953 – July 5, 2017
Ruth Elaine Tucker, 82, of Mooresville, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Mooresville. Born February 4, 1935 Elaine was the daughter of William N. and Ermal (Fleener) Thompson; her parents preceded her in death.
Elaine was brought up in southern Indiana and was a graduate of Winslow High School and also attended Indiana University. On December 26, 1954 she was united in marriage to Robert N. Tucker and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1994. She was first a homemaker, but also enjoyed educating children as a substitute teacher and volunteering as a court appointed special advocate. She was active in the Mooresville community as a member of First United Methodist Church, Tri Kappa Sorority, Bay View Club, and the Mooresville Girls Birthday Club. She enjoyed playing cards and socializing with her friends, and most recently enjoyed working crossword puzzles. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she also enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Amanda L. Bjorklund of Lilburn, Georgia, Andrea L. (Neil) Phillips of Plainfield, Jane A. Simpson of Plainfield, and Robert Stephen Christopher (Michael Tamburro) Tucker of New York City; two sisters, Nancy Nixon of Princeton and Malinda (Rick) Wirey of Washington, Indiana; five grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Johnson, Benjamin Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Paul Bjorklund, and Cameron Bjorklund; and her great grandson, Silas Johnson.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Ruth Elaine Tucker from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. Rev. Dennis Payton will conduct the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Churches In Mission. Please visit www.CarlisleBranson.com where you may share online condolences with Elaine’s family.