Rita D. Allen, Rita Alexis Buck, John Bradley Buck, Kyle Edward Knight, Ellen Tucker

Rita D. Allen

Rita D. Allen, 72, of Vincennes, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby L. Allen; her children, Robert Allen and Christopher Allen; and her sisters, Nikki Evans and Beverly Buffington.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Animal Shelter, 1128 River Road, Vincennes, IN 47591.Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Rita Alexis Buck

Rita Alexis (Jordan) Buck, 71, of Freelandville, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in a motor vehicle accident with her husband and partner in life, John B. Buck.

She was born on March 16, 1948 in Vincennes, the daughter of Samuel A. and Leona L. (Ellermann) Jordan. She grew up in Decker, graduating from Decker High School in 1966. She married John, the love of her life, in August of 1966.

Rita worked in catering, using her considerable culinary skills, and was later a homemaker. She was most importantly a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a kind and gentle spirit with a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed cooking, baking (her chocolate buttermilk cookie cake as well as her chicken and noodles were favorites of family and friends alike), gardening, reading, playing mahjong, and doting on her pets.

Rita is survived by her three adoring children, Christopher Buck and his wife, Jamie, Shannon Buck-Lacey and her husband, Darren, and Jordan Buck and his wife, Natalie; grandchildren Taylor, Ethan, Caiden, and Greyson; her sister, Janice K. Jordan; and seven nephews and three nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Judith A. (Jordan) McAllister.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 405 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

John Bradley Buck

John Bradley Buck, 71, of Freelandville, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in a motor vehicle accident with his wife and partner in life, Rita A. (Jordan) Buck.

John was born on Feb. 14, 1948 in Vincennes, the son of Russell and Sarah (Hollis) Buck. He grew up in Bicknell, graduating from North Knox High School in 1966. He married Rita, the love of his life, in August of 1966.

Early in life John worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, the Vincennes Parks and Recreation Department, and as a disc jockey for a local radio station. He saw much of America over the course of many years before retiring from the trucking industry. He was an amateur radio operator, enjoyed reading, tinkering in his garage, and classic cars. He also enjoyed gardening, a hobby he shared with his wife, Rita. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his three children, Christopher Buck and his wife, Jamie, Shannon Buck-Lacey and her husband, Darren, and Jordan Buck and his wife, Natalie; grandchildren Taylor, Ethan, Caiden, and Greyson; and seven nephews and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Melissa (Buck) Puckett; and his brother, Russell H. “Holly” Buck.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 405 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Kyle Edward Knight

Kyle Edward Knight, 98, of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus. 

He was born on Feb. 8, 1921 in Wheatland, the son of Marquis and Maude (Robinson) Knight. Kyle honorably served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army. He worked in maintenance and was a school bus driver for Head Start. Kyle enjoyed yard sales, collecting, and HAM radio. 

Kyle is survived by his children, Michael Knight of Vincennes and Cynthia Seng of Lynchburg, Virginia; his sister, Jacqueline Galloway of Weslaco, Texas; grandchildren William and Chloe Seng of Lynchburg, Marquis W. Knight of Vincennes, and Thomas Knight of Midway, Georgia; and great-grandchildren Austin and Aleck Knight of Moscow, Ohio, and Alicia, Izeck, Katelynn of Midway.

Along with his parents, Kyle was preceded in death by a sister, Gwen VanVleet, and a brother, Marquis N Knight.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel handled the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Ellen Tucker

Ellen (Crosby) Tucker, 81, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Saturday, June 15, 2019.

She had worked with Private Duty Sitters and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.

Survivors include a son, Gary Tucker, and her siblings.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. CDT today at Cunningham-Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be noon CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

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