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Barbara J. Tucker

June 25, 1931 — October 26, 2016

Barbara J. Tucker, 85 of Tipton died at 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Tipton. She was born June 25, 1931 in Tipton to James & Goldie (Bess) Goar. She married Lex Tucker on July 23, 1949 and he preceded her in death on February 10, 1991.

Barbara was a teacher for Tipton Community School Corporation, retiring in 1995. She was a graduate of Tipton High School and had received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Indiana University Kokomo. She belonged to the Retired Teachers’ Association. Barbara was a member of the West Street Christian Church where she had been an organist for many years as well as an Elder and Chairman of the Board.

She is survived by her four children, Julia Wallyn and husband Gary, Kokomo, Jim Tucker, Tipton, Joe Tucker, Tipton, and Janet Rauschenbach and husband Tim, Fishers; seven grandchildren, Lisa & Michael Wallyn, Grant & Blake Woods, Logan, Palmer and Sloane Rauschenbach. One brother, Jim Goar preceded her in death.

Barbara’s funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Cindy Ploughe presiding. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton. Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s honor may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46240.

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