Tucker, Mary Frances Jane

Mary Frances Jane “Grandma” Tucker was born at San Felipe, Texas, February 5, 1831, was married to L.T. Tucker on Matagorda Island in 1847, died in our city December 18, 1911. She was united with the Christian Church in the early eighties and has lived a life that credits those nearest her. About 18 years ago, she came to Oklahoma and located in our little city (Cheyenne) and has lived here until death.
“Smooth the locks of silver hair
On our mother’s brow with tenderest care
Gather the robe in final fold
Around the form so still and cold
Lay on her bosom, pure as snow
The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow
Kiss her and leave her our hearts delight
Her pain is over she sleeps tonight.”
With the eye of faith one could see at the memorable December day an invisible hand wave a signal, and a voice in softest accent on the morning breeze announce that the gates were open ands that God’s angels were waiting to escort her in. Rev. W.C. Morris conducted the funeral services at Mrs. Fred Blann’s, her daughter’s home. The remains were laid to rest in the Cheyenne Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK 28DEC1911