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Mary J. Wollam, 84, died on December 24, 2017, at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, Ohio from natural causes after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Mary was born on October 11, 1933, in Chester, West Virginia and graduated from W.E. Wells High School in Newell, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Roberta Highfield of Chester, West Virginia; her grandparents who raised her, Clarence and Ida Highfield of Chester, West Virginia; her late husband of over 39 years, Clarence P. Wollam originally from East Liverpool, Ohio; their oldest son ('Baby Wollam') who was stillborn; and her brother Paul Joseph (Joe) Highfield.
Mary (also known by many as Mary Jane) was a long-time resident of Geneva and Roaming Shores, Ohio where she attended Assumption Catholic Church in Geneva and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Creek, as well as St Luke's Catholic Church in Beavercreek. Mary was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and enjoyed supporting church functions and spending time with family and friends. Mary was a wonderful and loving mother and a gracious and sweet lady to those who knew her. She will be forever loved and truly missed by her family and friends.
Mary is survived by her two sisters Ann (Dale) Berger and Theresa Dimoff; daughter Marie R. (Renee) Wollam; three sons Mark Wollam, Craig Wollam, and Gary (Sibylle) Wollam; granddaughter Chelsea (Evan) Lipp; grandson Kai Wollam; great-grandchildren Addy and Caden Lipp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation services will be held at the Fleming and Billman Funeral Home (www.fleming-billman.com; (440) 576-4055) in Jefferson, Ohio Thursday, December 28, from 4:00-6:00 pm and at the Arner Funeral Chapel (www.arnerfuneralchapel.com; (304) 387-1288) in Chester, West Virginia on December 29 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on December 30 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, West Virginia followed by internment at Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester, West Virginia. After the internment, a dinner reception will be held for family and friends in the fellowship hall of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, West Virginia.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Creek, Ohio (3049 State Route 45, Rock Creek, OH 44084 - (440) 563-3010)).
Published on December 27, 2017
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