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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.