Mary Rosana Honaker Dahmer

Lewisburg-Mary Rosana Honaker Dahmer passed away peacefully on Monday, Apr. 18, 2016, just 13 days after her beloved husband, Martin “Bo” Dahmer, had passed away.

Mary and Bo were married 64 years. They met in 1950 at the Caldwell Presbyterian Church and later married on Feb. 18, 1952.

Mary was lovesick for her husband. and her heart longed to join Bo in heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mary was born May 22, 1932, in Caldwell. She was lovingly called “Sweet Mary” by friends and family.

Mary graduated from White Sulphur Springs High School in 1951 and earned a two-year degree from Wiseman’s Business College in Huntington. She worked early on at Rocco Feeds in Ronceverte. Mary was known as a very sweet, kind and generous woman and also served in the Women’s Aglow Ministry. Mary loved to crochet and give afghans as gifts of love to others.

Mary’s children were the joy of her life, Steve Martin Dahmer and wife Martha of Kissimmee, FL and Linda Dahmer Boggs and husband Phillip of Lewisburg. She is also survived by sister, Anna M. Honaker Critzer of Hampton, VA; brother, Arthur J. Honaker of Caldwell; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a lifelong dear friend, Betsy Bennett Hudgins.

Mary was preceded in death by six siblings, Eugene M. Honaker, Betty C. Belcher, Richard A. Honaker, Anita J. Honaker Sturh, Marguerite L. Honaker Ford and Jesse Honaker; and her dear friend and cousin, Mary Jane Reynolds Dunbrack.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday. Apr. 22, at Morgan Funeral Home in Lewisburg with Pastor Stewart Farley officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.

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