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Tucker, Jane Minerva Ruffin (1898-1987) | Sargeant Memorial Collection

Name: Tucker, Jane Minerva Ruffin (1898-1987)


Historical Note: Jane Minerva Ruffin Tucker was born on August 27, 1898 in Virginia. In 1925, Tucker was the first president of the Junior League of Norfolk. She married Lawrence Fontaine Tucker on December 19, 1929. Tucker helped found Norfolk Day Nursery and volunteered at Virginia Beach General Hospital for 10 years. She helped found the Virginia Beach Beautification Commission and was a prominent community leader in beautification efforts. Tucker was the 1984 recipient of the Mayor's Award for Virginia Beach Clean Community. She died on May 17, 1987 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and was buried at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.





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