Josephine Bozarth, 93

Josephine M. Bozarth, 93, rural Lagro, died at 7:53 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at her home.  She was born Aug. 15, 1921 in White Pigeon, Mich. to Peter Calusio and Alma (Swihart) Gray, and she was raised by her mother and step father, Truman Gray.

Josephine married Rolland E. Bozarth in Roann, on Nov. 14, 1948; he died Oct. 5, 1980. Josephine and Rolland, founded Bozarth Campground in 1967. She also worked at Essex Wire in Andrews, and was an Avon Representative.  She enjoyed reading, flower gardening, and her family.

She is survived by seven children, Jerry Murphy, Butler, Fletcher Bozarth, Lagro, Nathan (Peggy) Bozarth and Beverly (John) Lynn, both of Wabash, Darlene Adams and Pamela (Steve) Pershing, both of Lagro, and Vivian (Dave) Wintrode, Bloomington; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Polly Kindig, Florida.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Nancy Wilds, half-sister, Anna Calusio, grandson, Abraham Lynn, and her daughter-in-law, Jane Murphy.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.  Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Health Care and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Josephine may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Sep 15