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Sarah Tucker


Sarah Fay Tucker, 63, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born Sept. 1, 1956, in Shelbyville, to Bert Kenneth Shepard and Freda Louise (Thomas) Shepard.

She married Tommy Tucker, and he survives. They enjoyed 31 loving years together.

Sarah is also survived by her daughter, Heather Bade (husband, Naseer) of Indianapolis; son, Frank "Butch" Kikendall (wife, Chandra) of Shelbyville; grandkids, Michael Kikendall, Michaela Kikendall, Marcus Kikendall, Jaila Cox, Jenna Cox, and Zara Bade; and siblings, Kenneth Anderson, Freddie Shepard, Ronnie Shepard, Bobby Shepard (wife, Debby), Tom Shepard (wife, Debbie), Lou Ann Miller and Pamela Hodgetts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Roger, Frankie, and Terry Shepard; and sister, Nona Sue Shepard.

She had been employed at Culpepper for 20 years.

Sarah was an avid reader. She enjoyed being out on the water and fishing. Sarah had a special love for cats. Her most precious times were spent with family, especially when there was food involved.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Per Sarah's wishes, in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral directors Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Tucker family.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.