Loretta Ester Tucker | Obituary
MATTOON – Loretta Ester Tucker, 99, of Mattoon, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Loretta was a wonderful woman. She has been married to her beloved husband, Jack for 55 years. They enjoyed traveling together as a semiconductor team for Schrock Cabinetry, seeing the country from the open road. Loretta was very proud of her Irish ancestors and cherished her visit to Ireland. She was a dedicated member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Women’s Guild for many years. She was a long-time member of the tops club and also of the YMCA of Mattoon. She worked for many years on the electoral board and volunteered for Catholic Charities. She was especially proud of her family’s genealogy and could tell you many relationships on both sides of her family tree.
The funeral mass in honor of her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mattoon. Interment will follow in the Calvaire cemetery. Visiting for family and friends will be from 10:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Schilling Funeral Home helps the family.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Walters of Dauphin Island, AL; son, John (Sally) Tucker of Burnsville, MN; son, Patrick (Laura) Tucker of Charleston, Illinois; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Loretta was predeceased by her husband Jack D. Tucker; son, William Kent Tucker; grandson, Field Marshal Patrick Tucker; son-in-law, Dick Walters; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Meehan, Bernadine Davis and Lucille Conlin; and his brother, William Patrick Meehan.
She will be sadly missed by her friends and family and by her dear “daughters” who took great care of her so that she could stay at home.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or on the Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page.