Trannie C. Tucker Obituary

Trannie C. Tucker dies at age 88

Trannie Clair Sandidge was born to her Presbyterian minister parents on Jan. 4, 1895, in Adair County, Ky.  She died Feb. 27, 1983, in the Minneola Hospital at the age of 88 years, one month and 23 days.

Her girlhood days were spent at Greensburg, Ky., where she attended school.  On Dec. 24, 1913, Trannie was united in marriage to her life-long mate, Frank Tucker, at Jeffersonville, Ind.  To this union four children were born:  a daughter, Frances; and three sons, Carl, Richard, and Sandidge Franklin.

Mr. and Mrs. Tucker moved to Minneola in 1916 where they engaged in farming.  Mr. Tucker died Feb. 28, 1972.  Mrs. Tucker made her home in Ashland from 1974 to 1978 when die to failing health she entered Minneola Nursing Home.  She resided there until her death.

Mrs. Tucker and her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Minneola Christian Church in 1963.  Trannie had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour many years ago, and was a member of the Minneola Christian Church through the years.  She was very active in the church's Ladies Aid and other activities.  She was also a member of the Minneola Garden Club for many years, being very fond of gardening, houseplants, and flowers.  She was also an avid fisherwoman.  Mrs. Tucker loved her family and grandchildren; in later years, they were always first in her life's priorities.

Her husband, Frank; her sons, Sandidge Franklin; two brothers, three sisters and her son-in-law Kenneth Rankin, preceded her in death.

She left to mourn her passing her daughter, Mrs. Frances Rankin of Ashland; her sons, Carl of Skaneateles, New York, and Richard of Rantoul, Ill.  She also left eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Services fro Mrs. Tucker were held Thursday, March 3, 1983, at 2:00 p. m. at the Minneola Christian Church.  Minister Arden Roush officiated.  Mrs. Esther Kennedy was organist, and Miss Katie Roush sang "In the Garden," and "The Old Rugged Cross."  Casket bearers were Larry Grove, Bill Lucas, George Ferguson, Darrell Rankin, Robert Shelton, and Neil Tucker.  Burial was in the Minneola Cemetery with Hulpieu-Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, in charge of arrangements.


The Minneola Record, 1983

Submitted by David Gish in June 2005.



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