Name:    Virginia D. (Foley) Tucker

From:  The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio
Date:  Wednesday, March 16, 2011   

Virginia D. "Nannybird" Tucker, formerly of Point Place, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Kingston Care Center.  She was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 22, 1918 to George and Jenny (Polk) Foley.  Virginia married Clarence "Buck" Tucker on April 27, 1935 and together they raised three sons.

She was employed by Lasalle and Koch for 20 years as Assistant Buyer for china, glass, silver and gifts. She retained her appreciation of fine china and glass her whole life and was very knowledgeable about it. Virginia had many hobbies that kept her busy. She enjoyed traveling, visiting with her out of town family, camping, reading, playing all kinds of card and board games (especially Scrabble), crafting, sewing, and gardening. Her backyard was always full of beautiful flowers. She was very active at the Friendship Park Senior Center and a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck; sister, Margaret McGillivray; brothers, Dallas and Paul Foley; daughter-in-law, Laura Kohn Tucker; and a great- grandson, Nathan Case.

She is survived by sons, Thomas (Leona) of Vacaville, California, Daniel (Patricia) of Lawton, Oklahoma, and George (Deborah) of Berkey, Ohio; sister, Mary (Peggy) Gilford; brother, Edward (Janet) Foley, both of Toledo; sisters-in-laws, Marilyn Tucker, Lillian Foley, Mary Tucker, and Mary Foley; grandchildren, Deborah Case, Colorado, Thomas Christopher Tucker, California, Virginia (Ricardo) Jerez, Steven (Angie) Tucker, and Peggy (Monty) Hightower, all of Oklahoma, Laurie Tucker and Mike (Lisa) Tucker, both of Toledo; also surviving are numerous great-grand-children, great-great-grand-children, great-great-great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Throughout her life, Virginia took care of people, even when living at Kingston Residence and Kingston Care Center where she served as Resident Council President. Her concern for others made a difference in many people's lives. The family would like to thank Joan and the staff at KCC and the staff and volunteers of Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their compassionate care.

Friends and family may visit the David R. Jasin-Hoening Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. (419.726.1583) on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral Services will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011. Contributions in Virginia's memory may be made to Northpoint Church of the Nazarene of 5825 Suder Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, 43611 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551.