Mary “Bili” Writesel

August 24, 1932 ‒ February 24, 2012

Columbus, Formerly of Galena, Ohio

Mary “Bili” Writesel, age 79, of Columbus, formerly of Galena passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born on August 24, 1932, in Galena, to the late Grant and Juliet (Higgins) Edwards.

Ornery to the core and often the instigator, Mary was known for her witty since of humor. There were endless good times and she could make anyone laugh, whether when she was healthy or in the hospital’s cardiac care unit. Mary worked hard and sacrificed much to raise her family.

She is survived by sons: Melvin (Joan) Burdette, Jr of Florida, Dwight (Sue) Burdette of Gahanna, Jeff (Nancy) Burdette of Iowa; daughters: Margaret Burdette of Columbus, Jennifer Writesel of Marengo; Brother, Franklin (Linda) Edwards of Granville; grandchildren: Jim (Shana) Burdette, Brett (Amber) Burdette, Melanie (Gabe) Pena, Dottie (Brad) Roberts, Jeffery (Tara) Burdette, Jr., Amanda (Jeff) Messiner, Brittney Harstine, Crystal Harstine; great grandchildren: Noah, Taylor, Jonah, Ande Mae, Quinten, Brody, Andrew, Brice, Ethan, Eric & Donavan.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband John Writesel.

A Celebration of Mary’s Life will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 29 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61 in Sunbury with celebrant Don Lockwood. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Writesel..