Patricia L. Tucker, 79 of Taylorville, formerly of Petersburg, died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in her home. She was born on October 11, 1940 in Moline, the daughter of Dale and Emily (Krass) Patterson. She married Michael Tucker on February 22, 1964 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Island, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2012. Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker and treasured raising her daughter.  She was a member of Grace Community Church in Springfield. In her younger years, she enjoyed crafting, and she always loved reading a good book. 


Mrs. Tucker is survived by her daughter, Dawn M. Tucker, and her grandson, Brent Walch, both of Taylorville; siblings: Jim (Melody) Patterson, Sandra (Frank) Jones, and Ron Schneckloth. Along with her husband of nearly 48 years, Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.


A memorial service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Shaner officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Memorials may be left to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22487, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or any memorial fund of the donor’s choosing. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Patricia, or condolences to her family, may be left online at

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