Mary Katherine Hostetler
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age 82, of New Philadelphia, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Hennis Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Thomas) Pompey, Mary was born at Elizabeth, New Jersey on Nov. 22, 1931. A graduate of New Philadelphia High School, Mary devoted most of her time to her children, after raising them she was employed by the former Bond's Shoe Store at New Philadelphia. Mary enjoyed many hobbies which included traveling with her husband Don and spending a number of years camping with close friends at Atwood. In their travels, they shared a special bond especially as they visited Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where she spent hours on end hunting rocks along the Lake Superior shore. Along with camping and vacations, Mary spent much of her time with friends whether it was playing bingo or her weekly trips to the coffee shop. She also never passed up a chance to try her luck at any casino. Above all, the time Mary cherished most was being able to be with family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her memberships included Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the New Philadelphia B.P.O.E. #510 Lady Elks.
She is survived by her two sons, Daniel (Colleen) Hostetler and Timothy (Patty) Hostetler, all of New Philadelphia; a sister, Louise Roth of Canton; five grandchildren, Seth (Corrie) Hostetler, Kyle (Nicole) Hostetler all of Columbus, Chase Hostetler, Nicole Hostetler Wright and Jessica Hostetler all of New Philadelphia and two great-grandchildren, Lillian Wright and Aspen Hostetler. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald on April 29, 2014; an infant son, David Hostetler; a brother, James Pompey, and a grandson-in- law, Jeremy Wright.
The family greeted guests on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 6 8 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Father Jeff Coning celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church at New Philadelphia. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia. Following services, all were invited to join the family in St. Ambrose Hall, adjacent to the church. Memorial contributions in Mary's name may be directed to the New Philadelphia Band Boosters, P.O. Box 362 New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Mary by visiting the funeral home's website at www.GeibCares.com.
Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Published in The Times Reporter from June 12 to June 16, 2014