Mary Kay Bosh

September 18, 1934 ‒ October 12, 2017

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Mary Kay Bosh, age 83, of Mount Gilead, passed away early Thursday morning, October 12, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

On September 18, 1934, Mary Kay was born at home in Morrow County, OH, the daughter of the late John W. and Pauline A. (Koons) Melcher.  She graduated from Johnsville High School in the Class of 1952 and furthered her education through The American College of Radiology at the Mansfield General Hospital, graduating in 1954.

Mary Kay married the love of her life, Gerald E. “Jerry” Bosh on August 23, 1958, at his parents house in Iberia.  They shared over 37 loving years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on December 12, 1995.

Mary Kay loved her career as an X-ray technician and was an extremely dependable employee.  She began working at the Mansfield General Hospital once she was done with school from 1954-1958.  She also worked for Dr. Shamess during that time.  She and Jerry then moved to Italy until 1962 for his job.  When they returned to Ohio, she worked at the Galion Community Hospital until 1975 when she took a position with Dr. Ebner’s office (more recently Galion Orthopedics), where she had been ever since.

A God-fearing woman, Mary Kay was a long time and very active member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.  She served as treasurer of the church for many years. She was also a Congress Township Clerk.

Mary Kay enjoyed sewing, working in her flower gardens, and baking apple pies and cookies.  She was a turkey shoot champion and liked shooting on her land.  She had a way of leaving her mark (bullet holes) in many things around the home.

Family was very dear to Mary Kay, and she especially cherished time spent with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She will always be remembered as a very loving and faithful person who could be quite stubborn and sassy at times.  She did everything she could to be as independent as possible and cared for others with all of her heart.

Mary Kay will be dearly missed by two children: Jonathan (Peggy) Bosh of Mount Gilead, Terry (Scott) Wilcox of Castle Rock, CO; eight grandchildren: Brittany (Anthony) Baker of Sunbury, Aaron (Lyndsey) Wilcox of Mount Gilead, Sarah Wilcox of Austin, TX, Katie (Adam) Smith of Mount Gilead, Kelsey (Jaren) Jesson of Mount Gilead, Taylor (Jason) Cooper of Lexington, Stacie Bosh of Galion, Caleb Wilcox of Castle Rock, CO; eight great-grandchildren: Chloe, Weston, Hadley, Ella, Clayton, Quinn, Gavin, Theo; a brother, Vince Melcher of Mount Gilead; two sisters: Jean (Don) Seiter of Ashland, Diane Porter of Butler; a brother-in-law, David (Jo) Bosh of Somerset, KY; and a sister-in-law, Helen Bosh of Galion.  She will also be remembered and missed by numerous extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Alan Paul Bosh; a sister-in-law, Janet Melcher; and a brother-in-law, Terry Porter.

Mary Kay’s family will greet friends from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, 7197 County Road 46, Mount Gilead, OH.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 with Minister Jack Kegley officiating.  Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if so desired, may be made to the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve the Bosh family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Our prayers are with you. Will always remember her smile and sweetness! She was a fantastic cheerleader at JHS! Very special lady! God be with you!

  • Dear “JB” & Family,

    We just heard about your wonderful mom’s passing, and we are deeply grieved. What a truly wonderful couple your parents were, we loved them both dearly! We cannot think of a better example of a caring, loving, Christian woman than Mary Kay. You were so blessed to have her as a mom. She was both humble and selfless, whenever we spoke with her she always asked about our family, particularly our children. What a great witness for Christ! We are honored and blessed to have known Mary Kay. Please know that your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers, may God lift you and carry you all in your grief.

    Coach “Hutch” & Peggy Hubschman

  • The Bosh family, we are so saddened to hear of your mother and grandmothers passing! Mary Kay was a dear Christian woman ! I know she has lived many years with great physical pain, I never heard her complain, instead she wanted to know how others were! It’s a wonderful thing to have the assurance of spending eternity with her again! God Bless and comfort you!

  • To the Bosh family, So sorry for your loss! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Oh Mary. We’ve missed you when only earthly distance separated us. Now we know where you are and am glad for you. No more pain
    We love you

  • We are saddened by the loss of a most wonderful woman, but know that she has laid her burdens at the feet of her beloved Savior. She will be remembered by so very many as a good and selfless person. She and Jerry are together again in a place where they will be forever free from the trials of this world. We are thankful to have known her.

  • My sincere sympathy to all of you. She was a very dear friend of mine. We always had so much fun together.

  • We will miss this sweet woman! She has been such a blessing to so many. Hugs & prayer for all of you as you honor her life and miss her. Hold on to those memories!

  • Mary Kay will be missed so greatly she was such wonderful role model to everyone the orthopedic center will not be the same. I feel truly blessed to have known and worked with this great woman. Fly high mary kay

  • Dearest Bosh Cousins and family:
    What wonderful memories have shaped my thoughts of Aunt Mary; truly an inspiration of grace through suffering and a faithful worker with genuine endless love to all, may she rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord. Our prayers are for your comfort and peace in this time of loss.

  • Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed by many. But she is Flying high with with her Angel wings. God Bless your family.

  • Wishing all of you my sympathy and prayers. May Kay got me interested in being an X ray technician. A job I really liked. I will always remember Mary her for that. She was a wonderful person.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was such an inspiring and caring lady. She will truly be missed. We were blessed to have known her for many years thru our family. She was always smiling and asking about others and would help any way she could. What a great lady! We send our love and prayers to you all.

  • To the Bosh family. Mary Kay was a gift to me and many others who worked with her. A joy always. So kind. Such a beautiful person. She loved and cared for others till the end. Comfort to us here knowing that she is in heaven with Jesus. And she has a new body that is whole. I will miss her.

  • Our prayers that your family finds comfort in remembering the blessings of Mary’s life. What a great family; all who have passed your paths are blessed. Praise God!

  • This family has been such a great encouragement to the ministry of Round Lake Christian Camp over the years. The staff and leadership of the Camp sends prayers of encouragement to the family at this time. We are sorry for your loss. Heaven just keeps getting brighter and brighter.
    Lance Powers

  • We’ve all lost a wonderful example of a truly beautiful lady-caring, intelligent, independent and strong. I cherish every memory of her and especially one ride I took with her to get to a funeral on time!

  • To MaryKay’s Family, so sorry to learn of her passing, but happy she is no longer in pain. We graduated together in 1952 from Johnsville H.S. & I moved to Florida & only saw her occasionly at reunions. We know she is at peace with Jesus & I pray you all have comfort in having that promise!✝️🙏🙏✝️ Phyllis McCamman Wright

  • To the family, my sincere condolences for your loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may you also find comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to all the things that have plagued mankind for centuries including death (Revelation 21:3,4). May the words from God’s word, the Bible give you comfort now and strong hope for the future. Deepest sympathy.

  • To the family: I’m sorry to hear of Mary Kay’s passing but I know that your memories will sustain you during this time of sorrow. She was the sweetest person I was ever privileged to know and communicate with, having worked in the radiology department at Galion Community Hospital. It is a blessing just knowing that she is in a much better place and free of pain and discomfort. May all of you be comforted by the grace of our Lord during this difficult time.


    Carolyn Grimes

  • Dear Johnathon, Terry, other family members and friends, I am praying for all of you. Mary Kay was a true Christian, a real sweetheart! She loved everyone and everyone loved her. God bless you all. May you be strengthened by God’s love and grace.