Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Effie Arrena (Gan) Tucker 1910-2006

Effie Arrena Tucker, daughter of the late James and Arrena Louisa (Crossland) Gan, was born May 25, 1910 in Bloodland, Missouri where she grew up and attended school.

As a young girl, Effie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior and was baptized. Throughout her life she had a strong faith in God.

Effie was married to William C. York and on October 2, 1940, Effie was united in marriage to Bryan Tucker in Lebanon, Missouri. Effie was blessed with eight children: Juanita, Roy, Melzona, Deloris, Vada, Wanda, Lana and Judith.

Effie was a hard worker. She worked for a short time on Fort Leonard Wood in the laundry facility, but mostly she took care of her family as a housewife and mother.

In her spare time, Effie loved to sew and was very talented in sewing her own dresses and making quilts. She enjoyed dancing, singing and watching her soap operas.

Effie passed away at 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, 2006 in the Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri at the age 95 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Effie will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by one son: Roy C. York and his wife Lee of Columbia, KY; six daughters: Melzona Wilson and her husband Junior, Deloris Logan, Vada Williams, and Judith Ogle all of Waynesville, MO, Wanda Adkins and her husband Bert of Camdenton, MO, and Lana Burgener and her husband Jerry of Olney, IL; 26 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Effie was preceded in death by six sisters, one brother, husband Bryan and one daughter, Juanita Irvin.

A special thanks to our sister Deloris Logan for her unselfish devotion in taking care of our Mother during the last years of her life. We humbly thank you. Our Mom will be greatly missed by us all.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 27, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville with Rev. Gary Humphrey and Rev. Danny Graves officiating. The songs "Mama's Teaching Angels", "Amazing Grace" and "Serenaded By Angels" were played. Serving as escorts were Wayne Adkins, Jerry Burgener, Jr., Leonard Irvin, Derek Ogle, Timothy Ogle, Davis Wilson, Allan Woodby and Calving York. Serving as honorary escorts were Raymond Adkins, Roy Lee Adkins, Mike Wilson, Larry Woodby, Richard Woodby and Terry York.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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