She was born in Dillonvale, Ohio on January 6, 1943, a daughter of the late Charles and Ina Beal Sowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Tracy Bates Richards; brothers: David, Don and Charles "Sonny" Sowers; sisters: Betty Barnhart, Sylvia Worwa, Evelyn Milliken, and Kathryn Faye Sowers; and a grandson Robert Gotschall Jr.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 36 years John Tuchek; a son Bob (Laurie) Bates of Cadiz; daughters: Tammy Gotschall (Brad) Taylor of Mentor, Ohio; Terry (Terry) Worrell of Mt. Pleasant, Christine Bates of Scio, Ohio; sisters: Grace Creamer Mills of Flushing, Ohio, and Ruth Toto of Adena, Ohio; brothers: Raymond, Gary, and Don Sowers; a son-in-law Mike Richards of Cadiz; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Friday December 28, 2012 from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street,
Cadiz, Ohio. Interment will be private at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.borkoskifuneral.com