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Mary Louise (King) Stemen

November 28, 1928 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

Mary Louise (King) Stemen, 92 of Ohio City passed away peacefully Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 8:55 a.m. at the Meadows of Delphos.

She was born November 28, 1928 to Verna L. (Clouse) and Willis King in Ohio City, Ohio.

Family survivors include her husband of 73 years, Raymond “Boz” Stemen and four children. They are Leslie Elaine (John) Simon, Teresa Lynn (John) Poetker of Ohio City, Sandra Kay Stemen and “Kip” Christopher Allen (Angie) Stemen of Van Wert. Grandchildren include Amanda (Sean) Perkins of Hilliard, Ohio, Elizabeth Megan Simon of Aspen, Colorado, Michael Poetker of Elkridge, Maryland, Trey (Ashley) Stemen of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Hannah Stemen of Midlothian, Virginia. Mary also loved her 7 great grandchildren: Noah, Aidan and Kellan Perkins, Christopher, Thomas and Danielle Poetker and Miles Stemen.

Mary was a long time member and supporter of Ohio City United Methodist Church. She was a 1946 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School and attended the International Business College. Mary worked as a bookkeeper and a clerk for many years. Mary and Boz traveled extensively in their motor home and spent many winters as snowbirds in Alamo, Texas. They also loved to do international travel as well. Through the years, Mary was a partner in the family farming operation and Stemen’s Farm Market. She was a quilter, fabulous cook and was never happier than when we were all gathered and cooking together in her kitchen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, William King and a sister, Lois (King) Bonvillian.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Cowan & Son Funeral Home Van Wert. Private interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City. Calling hours are 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association, Ohio City United Methodist Church or Community Health Professionals.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com, Tribute Wall.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Memorial Service
Thursday
October 21, 2021

1:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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