Mary Catheryn Dearwester, 85, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 13, 2015, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was born in Union County to the late William E. and Catheryn B. Dunham Lucas. Mary also was preceded in death by two daughters; a brother, Albert L. Lucas; sisters, Beulah McColloch, Donna Bell Wilkins, Wilma Jean Robson, Emma Nell Stout and Shirley Lou Sargent; and two grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her husband, James B. Dearwester, whom she married July 7, 1952, in Portland, Ind.; son, Charles David (Diane) LeVan of Silver Springs, Md.; stepson, Ronald Bruce Dearwester of Zanesfield; stepdaughters Debra Jean (Lowell) Bowers of Lakeview and Denise Joan (Richard) Hess of Lillian, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, William E. Lucas of Pensacola, Fla.; and sisters, JoAnn (Harold) Lyles of Belle Center, Florence Marie (Gene) Curtis of Toledo, Sharon Louise (Ronald) Deardorff of Rushsylvania and Kay (Jack) Taylor of Bellefontaine.
Mary worked as a machine operator at Siemen's/Bulldog for 32 years before retiring.
She was a member of the Bellefontaine Church of the Brethren and a former member of the Bellefontaine First Church of God.
Mary enjoyed camping and spending time with her family.
A graveside service is at a later date in North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the churches of the donors' choices.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.