Elizabeth (Betty) Tucker nee Benedick

Elizabeth (Betty) Tucker nee Benedick passed away peacefully at Cape Albeon with her family nearby on April
8, 2024 at the age of 85. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, July 21, 1938. Betty was preceded in death by her
parents, Aloysius and Clara (Harmann) Benedick, husband Fred Tucker and brother Louis Benedick.
She is survived by her sister, Mary (Al) Santoscoy and sister-in-law Roselyn Benedick. Her nieces and nephews;
Albert (Gail Ames) Santoscoy, Mike (Christen) Santoscoy, Pam (Chip) Gentry, Ann (Dave) Beninato, Tim
(Jessica) Benedick and Bob (Stacy) Benedick. Her great nieces and great nephews; Ava, Evan, Alex, Grace,
Miles, Lars, Emily, Sarah, Chase, Logan and Scarlett.
Betty was a devout Catholic and fortified with the sacraments of the church. She and her husband lived in
Memphis TN and Kansas City MO and enjoyed many trips together. Coming home to visit family was always
important to her! She loved spending time with her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews,
especially when they were younger. After her husband died Betty returned to St. Louis in 2002 to be closer to
her family.
Betty worked for banks, savings and loans and for an insurance company but she really enjoyed being a
volunteer. She donated her time at church groups, the Kansas City Zoo and at the Saint Joseph Hospital gift
Betty loved gardening – growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. She made homemade applesauce, relishes, and
breads that she would bring into town to share with her family. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, the St Louis
Cardinals, puzzles, games and an ice-cold beer in a frosty glass. She loved working on a variety of craft
projects. She spent hours and hours creating ornaments, gifts and decorations for herself, family, friends and
to sell. Holidays were filled with memories of homemade cookies and her abundance of decorations!
Service: A Roadside Service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery will be held on Monday, April 29th at
A mass intention will be held for Elizabeth Tucker at a later date.


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