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Services for Mary Alene Tucker, 87, of Oil Center are at 2 p.m. Monday at Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Revs. Cary Gerth and Jerry Osburn and Mr. Mike Lane will officiate. Burial will follow at McGee Cemetery near Stratford. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Tucker passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 1929, in the Bebee Community to Melvin E. and Dorchie Golden Booth. She attended Bebee grade school and graduated from Vanoss High School.
She married Paul D. Tucker July 21, 1946, in Ada. He preceded her in death May 18, 2008. Mrs. Tucker was the co-owner and operator of Booth Well Service and owner of Tuckers Polled Herford Ranch. She was a longtime member of Oil Center Pentecostal Holiness Church, where she served as the first secretary of the Womens Auxiliary from 1954 to 1996. Mrs. Tucker was a director of the youth department at the church from 1954 to 1970 and the director of the Vacation Bible School from 1954 to 1976.
Survivors include two daughters, the Rev. Paula Tucker of Shidler and Tonya Willoughby of Oil Center; her grandchildren, Rindy Bacon and her husband, Ernie, of Oil Center, Chad Tucker and his wife, April, of Kingston, and Nakia Rhodes and her husband, Gary, of Oil Center; her great-grandchildren, Jessica Bacon of Eddy, Texas, Candi Rayburn of Antlers, ShiAnn Tucker and Bradley Tucker, both of Shidler, Colton Tucker and Piper Tucker, both of Kingston, and Kya Rhodes of Oil Center; her great-great-grandchildren, Corbin Urbanovsky and Kinley Urbanovsky, both of Eddy, Texas, Canyon Anderson of Eddy, Texas, and Trip Rayburn of Antlers; a brother-in-law, B.J. Robertson of Oil Center; a sister-in-law, Ruth Tucker of Moore; and family members, Stacy Robertson of Oil Center, Tammie Robertson of Sacramento, California; Cathy Prater and Dot Hood, both of Moore; and numerous other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorchie and Melvin Booth; her husband, Paul D. Tucker; her sister, Colene Robertson; her son-in-law, Paul Willoughby; her grandson, Bradley Duvall; and her brother-in-law, M.R. Tucker.
Bearers will be John Booth, Jupie Booth, David Booth, Cole Booth, J.D. Bacon and Chris Balthrop. Honorary bearers will be Jeff Hayes, Bill Curtis, Toney Roberts, Lloyd Burk Sr., Jerry McDaniel and Jim Stiles. The casket escort will be Stacy Robertson.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Paul and Alene Tucker Scholarship Fund, c/o of Dr. Calvin White, Ada Veterinary Clinic, 1020 Sandy Creek Drive, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on October 7, 2016
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