I am sure my grandmother is very pleased with the dignity and care given for her final goodbye. The celebration was uplifting and flawless and my family and I will be forever grateful.
December 16, 1946 — March 27, 2019
Emily Jasper Rucker, 72, of Mt. Washington, returned to the Lord on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Baptist Health. Emily had a passion and devotion to children. She pursued that passion in service as a teacher, where she retired from the Glasgow Independent School System, and served on the I.P.R. Review Board in Bullitt County. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington, and the handbell choir. She was preceded in death by her father, J. R. Jasper. Emily is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harry Rucker; one daughter, Nancy Whitaker (Ben); a son, Bruce Rucker (Valerie); her mother, Austine Jasper; brother, Maurice Dean Jasper (Donna); sister, Mary Lou Mason (David); her grandchildren, Jessica and Sydney Bright, Will and Jay Rucker, Daniel Coxhead Mantell, and Remi Whitaker; along with one great-grandaughter, Adalee Bright. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Mt. Washington with burial to follow in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home and after 9 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorial gifts are suggested to First Baptist Church Youth or C.A.S.A. of Bullitt County.