Mary K. Wolfinger

May 23, 1918 ‒ March 01, 2015

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Mary K. Wolfinger, a lifelong resident of Morrow County, passed away at the Kingston Residence in Marion, Sunday morning, March 1, 2015. She was 96.

On May 23, 1918, she was born in Mount Gilead, the youngest of four children of the late Robert Vole and Bertha I. (Henry) Pearson. She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1936.

Mary K. married John W. “Bill” Wolfinger on March 19, 1942. They shared over 53 years together before he preceded her in death on June 23, 1996.

For many years, Mary K. worked as a secretary for H.P.M. and at the Morrow County Courthouse.

Mary K. was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Gilead, where she had taught Sunday school and served on many boards and committees through the years. At the time of her death, she was the oldest and longest living member. She and her late husband also held life memberships in the Morrow County Historical Society.

She will be dearly missed by her two sons: John W. Wolfinger of Atlanta, GA, James P. Wolfinger and his wife, Sandee, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; three grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Foye E. Pearson, Robert Pearson Jr.; and a sister, Osee Faye Corwin.

Mary K’s family will greet friends from 4- 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating her life will be held there at 11:00 am on Friday, March 6, 2015, with Rev. Joshua L. Melvin officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to First Baptist Church of Mount Gilead or the Morrow County Historical Society, and may be made in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Mary K’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting


  • Jim, Sandy & family: So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. U R in our thoughts & prayers during this most difficult time.

  • Jim, Sandee, and all of Mary Kay’s family: We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you and give you strength for the days ahead.

  • Thoughts and prayesr for strength and comfort. Your mother was a beautiful, warm loving lady. Heaven acquired another Angel. Bob thought the world of your mother and so do I.

  • Oh my sad to hear, prayers for all, will let mom dad know too.Debbie Lloyd & parents joe & shirley too

  • Mary K. was a very special lady and a dear friend. Though we will miss her greatly, she is now where she has wanted to be since 1996,with her beloved Bill.

  • John, So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. Sue & I will keep you and the family in our prayers.

  • Rick and I will sure miss our visits, we had some great talks, prayers for the family
    yes she is with Bill and her loved ones

  • Dear John,

    We are thinking about you and your family at this sad time!
    We wish you strength, and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. One is never ready to lose a parent!

    June & Gerry

  • John and family, so sorry to hear about your Mother, she was a special lady. I enjoyed visiting with her and your Dad when we visited Mom Weaver. Blessings to you all.

  • Dear John,
    So sorry to lose Mary K . She was a great lady with a wonderful spirit. I will cherish my many memories of her from my childhood days to the time recently spent in Mount Gilead. My very best to you in this difficult time.


  • John and Jim,

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother, our friend Mary K., is now very happy where she is with the Lord, her Bill, your dad, and other loved ones. We will always miss her. She was an important part of our lives through the years.

    Dorothy Baker and Ann Roberson

  • Mary Kay was such a special lady and touched so many of our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
    Connie Klahn

  • John and Jim,

    My wife and I are out of town and we heard your mom passed, we were sorry to hear that, she was a great lady and will be missed by all

    Tom and PatHarden

  • Jim, Sandee, and John,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this difficult time. As everyone has already said, she was such a special lady and such a good Christian. Such an example for all of us. We will not be able to attend the services as we are in Florida at this time and we are so sorry about this.
    God bless you, Jerry and Bonnie

  • Uncle John, Dad, and Mom
    We are unable to attend the services, but we are with you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Grandma was a wonderful woman who taught me many things during the summers spent with her and Grandpa on the farm. Heaven gained a shining star and Grandpa is waiting to hear the dinner bell. All our LOVE.

  • John, Ron & I were sad to learn of the passing of your sweet Mother. What a special, beautiful lady she was! Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Hugs & Much love- Joyce

  • I didn’t know, or I would of been there. I sure would of liked to of met you all. My ” MAMAW’ used to work for your Mom. eunice colvin. MY sister used to go with her sometimes, KIM. I worked at KROGER here in Mt. Gilead, every once in a while I would see her. And every time I saw “the lady that took so GOOD care of her” I always asked about her. When MAMAWor papaw passed away, she came to the funeral and then went out to the house with us. i wish I would of known her years before.