Lavern E. Tucker – Eastland

Lavern E. Tucker, 84, of Eastland passed away on Friday, July 24, 2009 in Stephenville.

Graveside services were held at be 10 AM Monday, July 27, 2009 at Old Gordon Cemetery with Rev. Michael Orsini officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Strawn, Texas.

Lavern was born on December 17, 1924 in Gordon, Texas to Joel and Alta Kennedy Rogers. She was a graduate of Gordon High School, and worked Wilson Door factory. She married Walter Tucker and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2005. Lavern was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Strawn.

She is preceded in death by her first husband John Walthall, who was killed in
Italy in WWII in 1945, her parents, 2 brothers of whom one died in Japanese Prison Camp in WWII in 1942, five sisters and one daughter.

Lavern is survived by daughters; Linda Schatzle of Belton, Janece Waits of
Gordon and a son Leslie Culbertson of Benbrook. Eleven grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.