Edith Virginia Tucker, 95, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Meadows of Leipsic, Leipsic, Ohio. Her husband, Robert A. Tucker, preceded her in death June 1, 2003. They were married October 3, 1947. Mrs. Tucker was born December 30, 1921 in the Snow Hill community of New Vienna, Clinton County, daughter of the late William and Sarah Elliott Johnson. She attended New Vienna School until her sophomore year and graduated from Wilmington High School in 1939.
Mrs. Tucker began her career at the General Telephone Company in Wilmington as executive secretary, before accompanying her husband in his military service assignments. They returned to Wilmington and she continued as executive assistant at the phone company until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Wilmington and the Brush and Pen Club.
She is survived by her niece, Kay Curtis (Don) Heringhaus of Ottawa, Ohio; a great niece, Suzanne Heringhaus (Matt) Strayer of Paulding, Ohio; a great nephew, Jeffrey T. Heringhaus of Ottawa, Ohio; a great-great nephew, Steven C. Strayer; and a great-great niece, Katelyn Strayer. In addition to her husband and parents, three brothers, Roger J. Johnson, George Johnson, and Dale Johnson, five sisters, Carol J. Gotherman, Kathryn J. Pemberton, Edrie J. Lunnen, Oneita J. Curtis, and Wanda J. Manthey, and a nephew, Robert J. Lunnen, are preceded in death.
Friends will be received from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio. The funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Tom Stephenson officiating. A luncheon will follow the funeral service at the General Denver Hotel in Wilmington. Burial will be in New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilmington Transit System, 260 Charles St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or Wilmington EMS, c/o the Mayor’s Office, 69 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio 45177.