Obituary of Pansy Viola “Diana” Tucker

Pansy Viola “Diana” Tucker, age 82, formerly of Ft. Scott, KS, more recently of Shreveport, LA, died early Monday, October 14, 2019, at the Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS. She was born September 10, 1937 in Ontario, OH. The daughter of Harry Albert Danals and Pansy Viola Rutter. She married Carl Dean “Tink” Tucker, on February 6, 1953 in Largo, FL, he preceded her in death. Pansy worked for Peerless products for several years, but most of her career was spent as an over the road truck driver. Her favorite seasons were fall and the Christmas season. She enjoyed traveling, casinos, fishing, and going country cruising. Pansy’s enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children, Brenda Prudhomme, and husband Budd, Shreveport, LA., Rick Tucker, and wife Tedena, Fort Scott, Teresa Giddens, and husband Randy, of Fort Scott, and, Doug Tucker, Branson, Mo.; thirteen grandchildren, Melissa “Missy” Mendenhall, David Bruce Prudhomme, Stephanie Anthony, Heather Engstrom, Michelle Call, Mandy Giddens, Laramie Giddens, Mariah Tucker, Emily Tucker, Phoenix Tucker, Danny Tucker, Russell Shadden, and John Shadden; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zelda Thomas, Largo, FL., and Linda Clark, Pinellas Park, FL.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by ,her husband “Tink”; a daughter, Tammy Louise Tucker; her parents; five brothers, Wilbur, Dick, Albert, Wayne, and Everett Danals, four sisters, Orthella Danals, Jacqueline Wilson, Betty Briner, and Mary Ellen Patton.

Funeral services will be held 12:30 PM Monday, October 21, 2019 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 until service time at the Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Pansy Tucker Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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