Elaine Oppenheimer Tucker

Thursday 8th of March 1928 - Tuesday 21st of June 2022

Elaine Oppenheimer Tucker


Graveside Service

Jun 27, 2022 (11:00 am )

Lexington Cemetery

833 West Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky

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Elaine Oppenheimer Tucker, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022. She was born in Newark, New Jersey to the late Harry and Madeline (Casterline) Oppenheimer on March 8, 1928.

Elaine wed Daniel Tucker September 10, 1955, and together, they celebrated 39 years of marriage until his passing August 30, 1994. Nana, as she was lovingly called, enjoyed knitting, reading, and listening to audiobooks. Her favorite activity was spending time with family, especially Hanukkah.

Left to cherish Elaine are her children, Hugh (Linda) Tucker, Karen Tucker Craycraft, Pamela Tucker (Tom) Carey, and Jennifer Tucker (Mark) Meade; grandchildren, Ryan (Courtney) Mangione, T.J. (Betsy) Mangione, Brian (Lindsay) Tucker, Kimberly Tucker, Christopher (Alli) Craycraft, Jonathan (Jessica) Craycraft, Blade Rouse and Luke Rouse; step-grandchildren, Lauren and Cole Carey and Allie and Jessica Meade; great-grandchildren, Eli Tucker, Jasper Tucker, Parker Mangione, Collins Mangione, Zoey Montgomery, Paxton Craycraft, Payton Craycraft and Bennett Craycraft; and son-in-law, Jeff Craycraft. In addition to Elaine’s husband, Daniel, her brother, Burt Oppenheimer, sister, Doris Freund and son-in-law, David Rouse preceded her in death.

A graveside service will begin at Lexington Cemetery, Monday, June 27th at 11:00 am. Guests are asked to arrive around 10:45 am to stage before processing to the graveside.

In honor of her legacy, the family of Elaine would like memorial donations directed to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132 or the YMCA at Beaumont 3251 Beaumont Centre Circle Lexington, KY 40513.

To share a remembrance of Mrs. Tucker or to offer condolences to her family please visit milwardfuneral.com.


Guest Book

Donna Stockwell


Nana was a wonderful person, and will surely be missed. We can take comfort in knowing she had a very blessed, long life and has now been reunited with Dan who I know she’s missed everyday since he left her. May God watch over all she has left behind and give them comfort in knowing they will see her again one day as this is our very temporary home. Love and will miss you Nana. ❤️🙏🏻

1 day ago

David Zimmer


Aunt Elaine will be sadly missed. She was one of the most kindness and caring person I have ever known! I am honored to be her nephew! Aunt Elaine RIP and say hello to Uncle Danny for me! To my Tucker cousins and their extended families you are all in my prayers! Your mom, grandma, great grandma was a terrific person! God Bless you all and remember all the awesome times you had with her! She was the best!

5 days ago

Cindy Wagner


Elaine was such a sweet person. She loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was so proud of each and every one of them. She will be missed.

5 days ago