Virginia Tucker dies Nov. 26 at 101 years

Virginia Tucker

Virginia Tucker

Funeral services for Virginia Tucker, 101, of Mobridge, will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at United Congregational Church in Mobridge.
Burial will be at Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Virginia passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Center in Selby.
Virginia Elizabeth Tucker was born on July 24, 1912, in Mobridge, the second oldest born to William Albert and Edna May (Marin) Fansler. She was raised on a farm southwest of Selby. She attended Wayside Country School until the eighth grade before attending Mobridge High School, graduating in 1930.
On Nov. 15, 1930, she married Charles Tucker in Mobridge. They made their home in Mobridge until 1938 when they moved to McIntosh. In 1941, they moved to Langdon, N.D., and remained there until 1944 when they moved to Kentucky while Charles was in the service. Following his discharge in 1946, they moved to Wessington Springs for a year before returning to Mobridge where she has since resided.
While in Mobridge, Virginia worked in the loan department of Citizen’s Bank. She also worked at Hellreigel Ready to Wear and Barker Bootery, retiring in 1978.
Virginia was a member of the Mobridge United Congregational Church, Women of the Moose and the Mobridge Hospital Auxiliary. She also enjoyed crocheting and embroidering.
Virginia is survived by her daughter, Vonda Lee (Gene) Shirk of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren, Floyd (Sharon) Shirk, Steven (Denita) Shirk, David (Debra) Shirk, Marla (Richard) Gassman and Shelley Shirk; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; three sisters, Evelyn Vojta, Fern Overseth and Winifred Sevrens; and one stepbrother, Richard Phillips.

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