Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Artie Grace Tucker, 99, of Clearwater, Kan., formerly of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.

She was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Exeter, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Moore) Haddock. On Jan. 27, 1934, she was united in marriage to George Reams, and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1985. In 1988, she married Tom Tucker, who passed away on Aug. 24, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Ray Reams; five sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors include: two daughters, Karen Belgard and her husband, Tom, of San Diego, Calif., and Ruby Ryherd and her husband, Marvin, of Haysville, Kan.; one sister, Mary Butler, of Carthage; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She grew up and received her education at Exeter, graduating from Exeter High School. For several years, she was employed as an office clerk for the Sedgwick County Assessor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haysville, Kan.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Russ Ryherd conducted the services. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

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