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Mary Tucker

December 24, 1948 — March 23, 2017

El Paso-Mary K. Tucker, 68, of El Paso passed away at 10:06 am on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Heritage Health Care in El Paso.

She was born on December 24, 1948 in Streator, IL a daughter of William and Verna Rathbun Tucker. She married John Wade in April of 2001 in Eureka.

Surviving is one daughter, Laurina Short of Gridley and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Mary was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion in El Paso. She had worked as a truck driver.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Christ Community Church in Gridley. Rev. Andy Huette will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of cremains will be in Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to

Memorial Service

MAR 28. 10:30 AM (CDT)

Christ Community Church
Gridley, IL

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