Irene Tucker-Riley (89) of Altamont


Published on June 26 2012 9:26 am

Irene Tucker-Riley, 89, of Altamont died at 2:10pm Monday, June 25, 2012 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the First Baptist Church, Altamont with Lowell Donnelley, LeRoy Tucker, Linder Tucker and Al Fasol officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont. Memorial contributions may be to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Irene was born on May 20, 1923, in Jackson Township, rural Altamont to Virgil and Myrtle (Larimer) Higgs. She married Forrest Tucker and he preceded her in death in 1975. As well as being a mother and homemaker she was a crossing guard and a custodian at Altamont Grade School. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church, Altamont.

She is survived by sons, LeRoy Tucker of Altamont, Richard Tucker of Altamont, Dennis (Karen) Tucker of Union, MO, Bruce Tucker of Altamont, Linder (Janeen) Tucker of DuQuoin, John (Tammy)Tucker of Effingham, daughters, Beverly (Al) Fasol of Fort Worth, TX, Linda Miodunski of Seguin, TX, Darlene Stewart of DuQuoin and Marlene (Ken) Ginn of Seguin, TX, brothers, Wayne (Lillian) Higgs of Clovis, NM and Eddie ‘Pete’ (Mary) Higgs of Altamont, sisters, Ruth (Larry) Boaz of Altamont, Lou Ella (Charlie) Goldsborough of Altamont, and Rose Williams of Toledo, 25 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, Larry, Paul Andrew, Roger and Rex Dean and brother, Jake Gilbert Higgs.