JERSEYVILLE- Jane Elizabeth "Betty" Tucker, 90, died at 9:05 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care in Jerseyville after a sudden illness.She was born in Jefferson Davis Parish, Elton, La., on June 10, 1924, one of four children born to the late Walter & Lessie (Hart) Tietje Sr.Betty graduated from Elton High School and Louisiana State University, where she majored in music education, and was a proud member of the LSU Marching Tigers.After graduation she worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines, and after her marriage she taught part time in the Jersey Community Unit #100 District as a elementary and kindergarten teacher.She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, as well as the Altar Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Illinois Retired Teachers Association; Jersey Community Hospital Volunteer for 30 years; and a charter member of the Westlake Country Club.She married Paul Edward Tucker on Jan. 19, 1946 in Memphis, Tn., and together they shared 65 years until his passing on May 28, 2011, and were blessed with a large family that consisted of their nine children.Surviving are her nine children & their spouses, Robert & Rebecca Tucker of Atlanta, Ga., Thomas Tucker of Dunedin, Fl., John & Jeanine Tucker of Dunedin, Fl., James & Mariane Tucker of Sarasota, Fl., Patrick Tucker of Jerseyville, Peter & Theresa Tucker of Highland, Timothy Tucker of Arlington, Tx., Paula & James Herget of Jacksonville, and Mary & Dale Duka of Woodridge; 19 Grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Tietje of Elton, La.; and a sister, Yvonne Allen of Elton, La.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Patricia Tucker; and a brother, Walter Tietje Jr.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with Father Patrick Gibbons officiating.Burial will take place in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools in Jerseyville or to the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation.
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