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Marietta Ann (Rita) Tucker age 72 of Falmouth passed away at her home on Sept. 22 ,2013. She was born on June 3, 1941 to Kenneth N. & Virginia M. (Miller) Mowers at Mason. Rita married Gerald A. Tucker on June 20, 1986 at a cabin in the woods. Rita had worked for 20 years for Greyhound where she was bookkeeper and office manager. She had been the Aetna Township Clerk and Assessor for many years. She was a fabulous artist and painted in many different media and had taught painting lessons for years. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Tucker of Falmouth, sons, Michael S. (Sandy) Piper of Muskegon, and Raymond (Marcia) Moore of Lake City, daughters, Deborah A. (Mike) Fields of Manton, Jerri Lynn (Chris) Kindlinger of Traverse City, Christina M. Southern-Long of Falmouth, & Linda G. (John) Brown of Lake City. Grandchildren, Jason (Jenny) Josh (JoJo), Matt (Jess), Colton (Teylor), Thomas, Skyler, Noah, John, Debbie (Will), Nick (Jaime), Rebecca (Daniel), Gerald (Christie), Julie, Autumn (David), Kelsi, & Travis, and Great Grandchildren, Kalynn, Isaac, Sarah, Olivia, Brendon, Dylan, Drew, Dixie, Aidan, Gabrielle, Ciara and Hadley, and many other relatives.
Preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth N. Mowers Jr. AKA John, and a special dad, Rex Chapman
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11:00 A.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home at 211 N. Pine St., McBain. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wed. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Aetna Township Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Thoughts and prayers may be left at www.burkholderfamilyfuneral home.com