She was proud to be a lifelong resident of Rochester, until she, and her husband of 65 years moved to New London in 1995. She was devoted to her Rochester United Methodist Church family and enjoyed working with children and young people there. Through her lifetime there, Mary was active in the Rochester Fire Department Auxiliary and the Homecoming Committee, and enjoyed visiting friends and neighbors on behalf of various other charities. She celebrated the simple things in her life – rowdy kids, her rose garden, tree swings, dandelion bouquets, baseball (priorities, Cleveland Indians/Little League) “Rock-n-Roll” music on her radio, bike rides, walks in the rain, rainbows, snowfall, sunrises, starry nights, pecan pie with whipped cream, and a cup of good coffee. She seized any excuse to instigate a family “party”.
Paul “Jack” preceded her in death on January 7th.
Mary was a devoted mother to Jim and Pam (Bilton) Boss of Wakeman, Steve and Andrea (Barnes) Boss, and Jean and John Copley of New London, all of whom she declared to be her “claims to fame”. Mary was beloved “GRAN” to seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will be welcomed Friday, January 25, 2013 afternoon at the Rochester United Methodist Church for a visitation from 3 until 4:30 P.M., with a brief memorial to follow.
The family requests that, in lieu of other remembrances or flowers, memorial gifts be directed to the Rochester United Methodist Church, 2001 South State Street, Rochester, OH 44090.