Louise Mawhorter loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully from this life to life everlasting on February 16, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Born Louise Claire Hjelm, in Chicago, moved to Cosperville, Indiana, where she graduated from Wawaka High School. After getting her Occupational Therapy degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, she married Dick Mawhorter, living with him in Bremerton, Norfolk, Atlanta, and Indianapolis, before settling for most of her life in Greenhills, a suburb of Cincinnati. Her life there was full: creating a home for three children, working as an O.T. with children with sensory integration difficulties, teaching 2-3’s Sunday School at Greenhills Baptist Church, teaching parenting classes, and supporting her husband’s and children’s many activities. Louise loved people (especially babies and children), as well as sewing, gardening, birds, music, and walking/talking with friends. Louise gave to many through her gift of hospitality, including hosting several international students and numerous houseguests. Most of all, Louise loved and trusted Jesus. Favorite books were her well-worn Bible, My Utmost for His Highest, and Make Way for Ducklings.
Louise is survived by her three children and their spouses, Richard (Jennifer) Mawhorter, Steven (Carolyn) Mawhorter, and Jeanne (Chris) Stewart; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
A service is planned in northeast Indiana after the pandemic. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at www.heritagecremationsociety.com
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