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BIOGRAPHY

Couch was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, USA, on 11 November 1912. At the age of 5, she moved to the state of Michigan. As a young woman, she served as the secretary of the Detroit Stars Negro League Baseball team, and she stood with activists like Rosa Parks.

At some point, she married Archie Couch, and the couple had nine children. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 92.

Couch credited her longevity to God, stating, “The Lord has been good to me.”

Couch passed away in Southfield, Michigan, USA, on 15 March 2023, at the age of 110 years, 124 days.

RECOGNITION

Her age was validated by LongeviQuest on 28 April 2024.

ATTRIBUTION

* “Oakland County woman celebrates 110th birthday” – FOX 2 Detroit, 11 November 2022

* Mary Eller Couch – Tribute Archive

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