V. MAE BODENHEIMER

1921-2010

Viola Mae Bodenheimer, 88, a resident of the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown, and a long time resident of W. Church Street, Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.

Mae was born in Cambridge on Dec. 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Charles T. and Bessie L. Leasure Huntsman.

She was a homemaker for all her adult life and belonged to the First Baptist Church, Port Washington. At the church, Mae served as the pianist and music director. She was also part of the musical trio, the "Golden Girls" of the church along with her friends, Beulah Hershberger and Luella Jones.

She received her Doctorate Degree in Bible Studies from the Tusky Valley Bible Institute during her course of study from 1995 until 1998. Mae enjoyed reading the Bible, cooking, and traveling with her husband, Bill, on fishing and camping trips to Canada, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by a son, Robert Booth. She was also the last member of her generation of the Huntsman family, as she was preceded in death by brothers, Charles and Homer Huntsman, both of the Warren area; and a sister, Eula Mills, of the Warren area. Also deceased are her father and mother-in-law, Charles W. and Lydia E. Regula Bodenheimer; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Charlotte Bodenheimer of Newcomerstown, Samuel McCune of Newcomerstown and Violet and Hank Sorg of Ft. Lauderdale.

Mae is survived by her husband of 56 years, William J. "Bill" Bodenheimer of Newcomerstown, whom she married June 27, 1953. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Helen McCune of Newcomerstown, and numerous nieces and nephews.

To honor Mae's requests, no visiting hours will be observed.

Public graveside services and burial took place May 7 at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. The Rev. Paul Schwab conducted the services.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Mae's name to an individual's favorite charity.

The Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is assisting the family with all arrangements.