Mary Brosh, 93

Mary Brosh, age 93 of Glenwood, died Aug. 1, 2012, at the Glenwood Retirement Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood, with Father Michael Wolfbauer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

Mary Rose Brosh, the daughter of Rudolph and Louise (Prchal) Motis, was born December 10, 1918, in Lake MaryTownship. She grew up on a farm in Lake Mary Township, before her family moved to Leven Township and then Westport. She attended St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and country school.

In June 1941, she was united in marriage to John Brosh at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in rural Lowry. They made their home on the Brosh family homestead near Lowry, living in the grand house that John helped build when he was growing up there. Mary and John worked hand in hand on the farm raising chickens each summer, dressed to sell to people in the community for their winter pantry. They also raised pigs, chickens, several teams of beautiful horses, milked cows and grew grain and corn crops. Along with farming, Mary was employed at Quinco Press as a camera operator from 1969 - 1984. She loved animals, farming, doing crafts and enjoyed having people come to visit. She always had delicious goodies and meals ready for any visitors. Mary was a fabulous baker and made many dozens of kolaches for family gatherings. Mary and John never had  any children of their own, but were loved dearly by many nieces and nephews that spent fun times with them at their farm.

In 1974, the couple moved into Glenwood. They shared 49 years of marriage before John passed away in 1990. In 2005, Mary moved to Parkview Court in Glenwood. She stayed there until 2011 when she entered Glenwood Retirement Village. She passed away there on Aug. 1, 2012.

Mary is survived by her many nieces, nephews as well as grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; brother, Ben Motis and sister, Helen Weisgram.