Mary Ellen (Melton) Bosch, 89, of Longview died Monday February 28, 2022 at home surrounded by family.
Mary Ellen was born July 12,1932 in Homer, IL the daughter of Pearl and Martin Melton. She graduated from Urbana High School and attended nursing school in Chicago. Mary Ellen worked at the Newman Nursing Home and did private duty nursing but her favorite work was as a Newborn Nursery Nurse at Carle Foundation Hospital. She married Francis (Tony) Bosch on June 9, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Church Bongard. They were married 65 years.
She is survived by her husband, Tony; children, Francis (Vicki) Bosch of Homer, Theresa Bosch of Champaign, Mary Kay Bosch of Mahomet, Dianne (Basil) Auteberry and Susan Bosch both of Longview; one brother, Joseph (Nancy) Quaglini of Monson, MA; and 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Shirley (Lou) and Marian, brother Jake, and son Joseph.
She enjoyed flower arranging, crafts and traveling. She loved wearing red, white, and blue and was very patriotic.
The visitation for Mary and her husband will be on Saturday March 5 from 9-10 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Bongard (1800 East 300 North, Philo) with a nursing honor guard in attendance. A memorial mass will follow the visitation at 10 am with the Monsignor Keith Walder officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Bongard. Joines Funeral Home (Villa Grove) will be handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to a Nursing Scholarship fund set up in Mary Ellen’s name at Longview State Bank Sidney, IL. Checks may be made out to the Mary Ellen Bosch Memorial Scholarship Fund.