Margaret R. Tucker of Findlay died on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green. Margaret was born in Bowling Green, Ohio to the late Woodrow and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Stewart. She married Franklin E. Bateson in February 1968 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1995. Margaret then married James E. Tucker in September 1996 in St. Wendelin Catholic Church and he survives. She lived in Bowling Green for 21 years, Fostoria for 27 years, and has lived in Findlay with her husband Jim since 2001.
Margaret worked at Home Window in Fostoria, Eastman Kodak, Sundor Brands, Kohl’s, Rite Aid, and Whirlpool all in Findlay. She trained and worked as an Activity Director in Beverly, Ohio. Margaret volunteered at various nursing homes. The residents loved her warm and friendly personality as she brought great joy onto their lives. Margaret attended the Pentecostal Church, the Upper Room Church of God, and St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. She loved to listen to gospel music, especially in her car.
Margaret was a foster parent for five years with her late husband Franklin. Margaret volunteered at Chopin Hall, The Nearly New shop sponsored by the Blanchard Valley Auxiliary. She enjoyed the 55plus club at St. Michaels, her Friday morning bible study at the senior center, and loved going to plays at the Fort Findlay Play House. Margaret was exceptionally close to her twin granddaughters, Kara and Tara Bateson. She enjoyed all the time they spent together as they brought much joy into her life. Margaret was a kind, warm, friendly, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She will be deeply missed by her devoted family and friends and all those whose life that she touched.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Jim Tucker; son, Terry (Deanna) Bateson, of McComb; stepsons, Thomas (Carol) Bateson, of Rudolph, Larry (Carol) Bateson, of North Baltimore, and Jimmy Tucker, of Rochester, NY; Stepdaughters, Christine (Jim) Ward, of Peachtree, GA, and Jeanne (Jerry) Segue, of Southington, CT; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Virgil (Rosalie) Stewart, of Newport, MI, and Richard Stewart, of Fostoria; sister, Dorothy Henry, of Fostoria. She was preceded in death by four sisters, and an infant brother.
Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500). A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Terry McBeath officiating. Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to Christian Clearing House, Chopin Hall, or City Mission all of Findlay.
Do not be sad for me, for I have had a long good life. My reward awaits me in Heaven to be with God and my family who have gone to their reward long before me.