Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mary Lucille (Tucker) Weeks 1911-2004

Mary Lucille Weeks was one of six children born to the union of the late George and Nina (Yadon) Tucker. She was born October 3, 1911 near Richland, Missouri where she grew up and attended school.

On November 24, 1928, Mary was united in marriage with Charles J. Weeks, Jr. Mary and Charlie raised four children, Nina Mae, Mary Jo and Lyle Tucker Weeks and Robert Lee Osborn.

Mary dedicated her life to the love and care of her family. She not only made a wonderful home for her own family, but helped many families in the Richland area welcome new additions to their own families by assisting in the delivery of countless babies. She enjoyed working in her garden and her flower beds.

At a young age, Mary professed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church; where her parents, George and Nina were charter members, and where Mary helped begin the AWANA program.

Mary willingly and longingly went home to be with her Lord the morning of December 13, 2004 at the Richland Care Center, at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 10 days.

She has left a legacy of a giving and selfless spirit for her family and friends to cherish forever. She leaves two daughters: Nina Stone and her hsuband, Ed, and Mary Jo Miller all of Richland; two sons: Lyle T. Weeks and his wife, Loretta of Reedsport, Oregon and Bobby Lee Osborn and his wife, Evelyn of Lampe; one sister: Ruth Schmoll of Joplin and one brother: Bill Dougan of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She also leaves her beloved 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her infant son: Charles Ovid; two brothers: Claude and Bobby Tucker; two sisters: Georgia Strain and Enid Rowland; one grandon: Todd Beeson and her son-in-law: Ralph Miller.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 16, 2004 at Grace Baptist Church of Richland with Pastor Rocky Harris officiating. A poem titled 'Home For Christmas' was read by Pastor Harris. Serving as escorts were Greg Snoderly, Eddie Stone Jr., John Lester, Matthew Beeson, Joseph Beeson and Dale Craiggs. Honorary escorts were Gary Campbell and Dale Campbell.

Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery of Richland, Missouri. Services were under the direction of Richland Memorial Chapel.

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