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Martha Abell Tucker, Campbellsville, KY (1927 - 2014)

She was a highly regarded business and civic leader. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville where she had served as an usher and on various committees throughout the years, including the Legion of Mary. She co-founded Tucker Diamonds & Gold in 1948, formerly called Young's Jewelry Store and Tucker's Jewelry Store. She was past president of Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW), as well as president of Campbellsville American Legion Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Campbellsville Downtown Business Association.She was a dedicated Bridge player and a long-standing golfer, winning the Woman's Club Championship five times at Campbellsville Country Club. She was the matriarch of a distinguished Taylor County family, the daughter of the late Hugh L. Abel and Edna Raley Abell of Marion County, KY and the widow of husbands Thomas Cleaver Young and Morris V. Tucker. She leaves 3 direct and one step living descendants.
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Martha Abell Tucker, age 89, Campbellsville, KY, died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral mass will be at 10amCT/11amET, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 429 N Central Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Jim Reinhart. Burial will be in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY.


Martha Abell Tucker, Campbellsville, KY (1927 - 2014)


Martha Abell Tucker, age 89, of Campbellsville, was born in Lebanon, Marion County, KY, on Saturday, August 27, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Hugh L. Abell and Edna Raley Abell. She died on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 89 years, 8 months.

She graduated from St. Augustine High School in Lebanon, KY, in 1943 and later, at Nazareth College in Louisville, KY.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Campbellsville where she had served as an usher and on various committees throughout the years, including the Legion of Mary.

She co-founded Tucker Diamonds & Gold in 1948, formerly called Young's Jewelry Store and Tucker's Jewelry Store. She was past president of Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW), as well as president of Campbellsville American Legion Auxiliary and was a charter member of the Campbellsville Downtown Business Association.

She was a dedicated Bridge player and a long-standing golfer, winning the Woman's Club Championship five times at Campbellsville Country Club. She united in marriage to Thomas Cleaver Young in 1946, who preceded her in death in 1955.

She united in marriage to Morris V. Tucker on January 13, 1957. He preceded her in death December 21, 2008.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son and daughter-in-law: Douglas M. and Kathleen M. Tucker of Campbellsville, KY

  • One step-son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Donald W. and Margaret W. Morford of Jacksonville, FL

  • Two grandsons: Drew D. Tucker and Abel M. Tucker of Campbellsville, KY

  • One brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Al and Joy Tucker of Union, KY

  • And many nieces, nephews and other relatives
She was also preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters: Eugene Abell, Hugh Abell, Harold Abell, Mary George Abell, Susan Abell Ryan and Genevieve Abell Rawlings.

Send a condolence to the family of Martha Abell Tucker

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

The Family requests expessions of sympathy be donations to Knights of Columbus Charities. These may be made at the funeral home.


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