Esther Louise Tucker, 86, lifelong resident of Baltimore, passed away August 24, 2014, at Main Street Terrace Nursing Center in Lancaster. Louise was born November 30, 1927, to Stewart and Esther Mae Howard. She was a retired food service supervisor for the Liberty Union-Thurston Local School District, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ of Baltimore. Like many women of her generation, Louise was a strong “behind-the-scenes” worker on behalf of her family and the Baltimore community.
She is survived by her son, Tim (Susan) Tucker of Lancaster; her daughter, Tana (Richard) Kagey of Baltimore; grandchildren, Erin Catron, Chris (Alison) Vincent, Lori (Dwayne) Mohler, Julie (John) Walter, Carrie (Gene) McCandlish, Jeff (Tracie) Kagey and Jason (Tera) Kagey; 20 greatgrandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Elsie Friesner, Betty Jeffers, Kathryn Hickman, and June Holland; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Bill W. Tucker; daughter, Treva Canfield; and father and mother-in-law, Wilburn and Elsie Tucker.
A memorial service was held at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore on August 27, 2014, officiated by The Reverend Jill Dunlap. Caring Cremation(r) has taken place. Interment of the cremains followed the services at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Louise to Trinity United Church of Christ, 105 N. High St., Baltimore, OH 43105. The family strongly acknowledges and thanks the special caregivers at Main Street Terrace and FairHoPe Hospice for Louise’s care. Online condolences can be made at www.funeralhome.com