MARY MARGARET WESTRICH, 83, of Englewood, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully surrounded by her family on July 9th, 2022.
Mary was born to Albert and Bernadine (née Homan) Diller on September 9th, 1938 in St. Anthony, Ohio. She attended high school in Coldwater and went on to earn her undergraduate and Master of Education from the University of Dayton. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Mary met James Westrich and they married on June 23, 1962. Together they had five children.
Mary’s life was centered around caring for others and she had a lasting impact on many lives. She spent time working on her property, not just for herself, but for the enjoyment of others. She had a passion for gardening, Montessori education, her Shaklee business, and political activism, but what she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and working with Jim on their 20-acre farm. People of all ages looked forward to coming to their home which they shared generously with others.
She is preceded in death by her husband James Westrich, brothers Urban and Joseph Diller, and granddaughter Grace Farmer. She is survived by her children Christopher Westrich, Lisa (Jan) Ledyard, Patrick Westrich, Maria (Joel) Sprinkle, and Paulette (Ryan) Farmer; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, six brothers and sisters: Dennis Diller, Donna (Howard) May, Ralph (Marjorie) Diller, Edna Shephard and Carol (Richard) Burkardt.
Mary adamantly stated that her funeral be a true celebration, full of color, life and balloons. She wanted the atmosphere to be full of joy and asked that everyone wear bright colors.
The family will receive friends from 12-1 PM on Monday, July 18, 2022 at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Minnich Cemetery, Union.
In lieu of flowers, Mary strongly requested donations be made and distributed to the three ministries she supported for many years. Acts 29 Ministries, First Responder Ministries, and, Go To Nations. Donations can be made online at www.givesendgo.com/marywestrich. Online memories of Mary may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.