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Mary Ellen Botts

July 18, 1927 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 93)


Mary Ellen Botts, 93, of Wilmington, Ohio, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 20, 2020.  She was born July 18, 1927 in Clinton Co., Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur Nelson Sr. and Goldie Marie Smith Gibson.  Her husband, S/Sgt. John Fredrick Botts, died July 31, 1944 while serving in the Army Air Corp during WWII.

She was an inspiration to many with her loyalty and sense of family.  She loved to cook and bake for the family, help care for newborn nieces and nephews, and embroider and sew clothes for family members.  She also enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers.  Later she provided childcare for other families.

Mary Ellen, a good Christian woman, was a member of the Sharon United Methodist Church participating in Sharon United Women.  She was also active in the Jonah’s Run Missionary Group, Clinton County Women United, and many community activities.

Survivors include her Daughter, Patricia (Larry) Quigley; grandchildren, Russel (Michelle) Miars Jr., and DeeAnn (Bart) Clark; grandson-in-law, Randy Black; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; sister Velma (Gibson) Flint; and sister-in-law Lena Gibson.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary Ellen was also preceded in death by her son-in-law Russel Miars Sr.; granddaughter, Pamela Sue (Miars) Black; grandson-in-law, Ronald Ball; great granddaughter, Heather Rose Black; 4 brothers and three sisters-in-law, Donald (Myrtle) Gibson, Frank (Dolly) Gibson, Joe (Darlene) Gibson, and Arthur Gibson Jr.; and a brother-in-law, John Flint Jr.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SERVICES: Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Face coverings will be required, and guests are reminded to follow distancing guidelines. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mary Ellen’s memory may be made to the Sharon United Methodist Church, 5181 State Route 380, Wilmington, OH 45177 or to Community Care Hospice, 1669 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177.

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Private Services


Community Care Hospice
1669 Rombach Avenue, Wilmington OH 45177

Chester Friends Meeting
c/o Billie Baker, 378 Darbyshire Drive, Wilmington OH 45177

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