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ELEANOR L. (SOULE) TUCKER-JACOBY

Eleanor Lulu Soule, 86, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, after a long illness.

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 at Koup Family Funeral Home, Eureka, with Nancy Mitchell, interim pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment is set to follow at Economy Cemetery, Prospect Township, Butler County.

She was born Dec. 1, 1926, in rural Rosalia, Kan.

When she was very young the family moved to Eureka, where they operated a hatchery for many years. Eleanor lived her entire life in the Eureka area.

She worked for Otasco in Eureka for several years before being elected to the office of Clerk of the District Court for Greenwood County, a position she held for more than 20 years.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Sarah (Cronk) Soule; sisters, Carol Christine Soule, Sandra Jean Soule, Bertha Erickson and Phyllis Enos; her first husband, Howard T. Tucker; and her second husband, Louis “Jake” Jacoby; and one great-grandson.

Survivors include her children, Linda M. (Tucker) Ryther, Quenemo, Margaret A. (Tucker) Hull, Fredonia, and David L. Tucker of Eureka; seven grandchildren, Rodney Ryther, Yates Center, Debra (John) Hart, Welch, Okla., Christy (Steven) Doty, Ottawa, Krystal (Roger) Bogle, Bartlett, Bo Tucker, El Dorado, and Cord Tucker, Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Chris and Teri Jolene Wylie, Tyler, Erika and Moriah Doty, and Diamond and Prairie Bogle; seven sisters, Betty Uhl, Sue Thole, Joan Talkington, Thedda Betten, Sharon and Earl Urton, Karen and John Nordmeyer, and Florence and Sandy Sellers; four brothers, Merle Soule, Jerry and Marilyn Soule, Bill and Kay Soule, and Dick and Patricia Soule; and many nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the Greenwood County Historical Society. Contributions may be sent through Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka KS 67045, which was in charge of service arrangements.

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