Mary Hoene


BRYAN -- Mary Catherine Hoene, 100, of Bryan, passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Genesis Health Care-Bryan Center, after a brief illness, with her family at her side.

Mary was born February 6, 1914, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of the late Herman and Catherine (Bloemer) Dust. She married Adolph Hoene on April 30, 1938, in Effingham, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1990. Mary was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. She had previously worked at the former Vulcon Shoe Factory prior to her marriage to Adolph. Mary was a precinct worker for the Williams County Board of Elections, serving for over 50 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary Society as well as the Shamrock Ladies Circle. Mary loved to play cards, quilt, and found the most joy in spending time with her family.

Surviving are her three children, Joe (Nancy) Hoene of Bryan, Virgil (Janice) Hoene of Sherwood and Cyrilla (Dennis) Ball of Wentzville, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph; one son, Edward Hoene; and three brothers, Henry, Frederick and Joseph Dust.

Visitation for Mary Catherine Hoene will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home-Greensien Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan, where scripture services will begin at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday evening. Funeral Mass for Mary C. Hoene will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland Street, Bryan, Ohio, with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland Street, Bryan, Ohio 43506, or the charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

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