Cheryl “Dianne” Tucker, 55, of Granite City, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Aug. 9, 1949, in East St. Louis, the daughter to the late Betty (Crisman) Callahan and Charles Hilkey Sr.
Dianne worked at the VA Hospital for 30-plus years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed karaoke, playing pool, crossword puzzles, playing games on the Internet and reading.
Survivors include two daughters, Nikole “Nikki” Jordan and Kelli Dahmm of Granite City; five grandchildren, Kevin (Jessi) Dahmm, Amy (Michael Hale) Dahmm, David Vasquez, Brittni Dahmm and Kortni Tucker; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jack “Toby” (Marilyn) Callahan of Maryville, Tony Hilkey of Caseyville, Chuck (Pam) Hilkey of Columbia, Mo.; and two sisters, Beverly (Bill) Crenshaw of Waterloo and Kim Whitmore of Belleville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Betty Jo (nee Hiser) Hilkey, and Betty (nee Crisman) and Jack Callahan; two brothers, David Hilkey and Timmy Callahan; brother-in-law, Don Whitmore and son-in-law, Keith Jordan.
The family will have a memorial gathering starting at 6 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Mexican Honorary Commission, 1801 Spruce, Granite City.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Breese Hospice or the Fisher House.
Professional services entrusted to Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory in Granite City.
Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.