Beverly Tucker


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Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:41 pm
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Beverly J. Tucker, 84, of Moline, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.
Per her wishes, the body will be cremated. There will be graveside memorial service held Wednesday, April 3, at 11 a.m., at National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity in her name.
Beverly J. Wilson was born on Jan. 27, 1929, in Rock Island, to Orvil and Evelyn Dowlin Wilson. On Oct. 30, 1948, she married Bert D. Tucker II, who preceded her in death March 6, 2002.
She graduated from the Rock Island school system, was a member of the First Methodist Church in Rock Island, and worked in retail. She enjoyed gardening and reading, but most of all, she was a homemaker who especially loved her family.
Survivors include daughters, Toni (Paul) Carlson, Orion, and Julie (Tony) Steibaugh, Illinois City; a son, Bert (Peg) Tucker III, Smyrna, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; and in April 2011, a granddaughter, Kimberly.
Online condolences may be sent at wendtfuneralhome.com.












 




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