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Founder of the Galilean Children's Home Youth Center Passes Away

By: Renee Charles Email
By: Renee Charles Email

After more than a quarter century of taking in children in need, one of the founding members of the Galilean Children's Home in Casey County has died.

Sandy Tucker died Monday at the age of 62 after a two and a half year long battle with ovarian cancer. Tucker's daughter told us today her mother's calling to help children will live on.

Through the years Jerry and Sandy Tucker went far beyond the call of duty and far beyond the country's borders to bring more than 800 children into their home.

The couple takes in handicap and unwanted children worldwide. Over 800 children have come through the doors, nearly 30 have been adopted by the Tuckers. There are nearly 45 children living in the home, many of whom need 24 hour care others just need a loving home and they found it at the home.

Tucker's daughter Becky Martin says her mom told her before she died that she wanted to make sure the Galilean Children's Home continues.

Martin says the Galilean Children's Home won't stop caring for children, but her mom's shoes will be hard to fill. Beck remembers her mothers words, "it's not the children in here we feel sorry for it's the ones that ain't here."

Visitation for Sandy Tucker will be Saturday starting at noon and Sunday beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Galilean Children's Home Youth Center. She'll be buried at the home on Monday at 10:00 a.m.


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