Mary Catherine Bohlender


Mary Catherine Bohlender, 91, of Columbus, went home to be with her Lord on July 20, 2017.

Mary was born May 14, 1926, in New Lebanon, Ohio, the daughter of Edgar Lee Roy and Edna Elizabeth (Woods) Beasley. She married Lee Bohlender on August 17, 1969.

She enjoyed church activities, going to Florida and the beach, painting and art. Her passion was reading and writing Christian poetry. She was a mighty prayer warrior for her family and friends. Her focus was on the Lord, often saying to her family, “Love is forever.”

The funeral will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Coleman officiating. Calling will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Frank Ernest (Jeanine) Dill of Temecula, California; a daughter, Pat L. (Jan A.) Wettschurack of Columbus, Indiana; grandchildren, Darin (Carol) Wettschurack, Erik (Gretchen) Wettschurack, Nikkole (Joe) Haberstroh, Derik Dill and Keith Dill; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, J.C. Dill; a son, James Carlton Dill; one brother; and two sisters.