Louise Mawhorter

Born: 08/20/1930 Passed:

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

Heritage Cremation Society




3 Tributes to Louise Mawhorter

  1. Joan Dostal says:

    Louise was a gift to me as a new therapist and new to Cincinnati. She modeled love, grace and the power of prayer to me. When she said she would pray about something she did! She taught me much about being an occupational therapist but even more about being a child of God, as well as a wife and mother. A life spent well serving so many.

    • Victoria Asikoye. says:

      Mrs. Mawhorter and family opened the home to my husband Luke Asikoye. The year Luke introduced me to her I remember she treated me as a daughter. And through out the years she always cared for our child DeeDee. She will truly be missed. We loved you Louis but God loves you best.

  2. Lauri E. Nandyal says:

    The Erway clan (Lawrence/Louise/Lauri/Leslie/Lisa) in Cincinnati will always remember both Mr and Mrs Mawhorter as kind, gentle, authentic souls, a truly lovely couple, Mrs Louise mothering in such an exemplary way that all others measured themselves against her family. We are all better for having had the opportunity to share this small patch of Earth with her. We mourn her loss with her family but are grateful for their loving example.
    Lauri E. Nandyal

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