Dorothy R. Rucker, 90, of Hendersonville, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House.
A native of Paducah, KY and a resident of Henderson County for 26 years she was a daughter of the late Sigmund and Sarah Rossuly. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Rucker; brother; five sisters; and a grandson. Dorothy was a member of Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, loved sewing quilts for Elizabeth House, reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Jane Davis and husband Edward of Tega Cay, SC, James Rucker and wife Patsy of Locust Grove, GA; Judith Hetrick of Havana, Fl; grandchildren, Kate, Olivia, Jennifer B., Joanna H., Jeffrey P. and wife Christy, Denise and Hal; great-grandchildren, Skylar and Lauren; great-great- grandchild, Caden; sister-in-law, Mary Tucker; several nieces and nephews and a very special niece and nephew Ann Tucker Romano and Douglas Morris.
A service will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, April 18, 2014 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 3:00pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29731.
My grandmother shall forever be the best one of all. I always loved her beautiful smiling face, beautiful handmade quilts, family talks at the dinner table and the great respect she taught me. She was always so very kind and generous to others with a wonderful soul. I hope to be half the woman she was to me one day to my children. She is resting now with my Grandpa while shining that bright smile down upon us . In the words of the minister, cya later Nanny. I love you.
Janey….I have to work during your moms service today. I hope to see you before you go back. I know you will greatly miss her loving smile and her amazing humor but shes running with your dad now….enjoying perfect health with him and forever communion with The Saviour. What a LIFE! Love and yours.
Rest in peace Grandma, Love, your grand-daughter, grandson-in-law, and 2 great-grandchildren Ava and Ryan. My condolences to Aunt Janey and Uncle Jimmy and family.
Dear Rucker Family
Iím so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Rucker, she seemed to be a very nice and caring women. What always encourages me when someone I love has died is Godís word the bible. At John 5:28, 29 it says there ìDo not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come outî. Also at Revelation 21:4, 5 its say ìAnd he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.î And the One seated on the throne said: ìLook! I am making all things new.î Also he says: ìWrite, for these words are faithful and true.îî These scriptures here are a promise from God and they will happen. I hope this has brought some comfort to you and your family at this difficult time.
To Jane and family: Dorothy will be missed Heaven gained a beautiful Angel. Love and prayers the Plumleys.