Ms. Mary Maxine (Betzner) Wolfe, age 87, of Peachtree City, Georgia, passed into Glory and entered her eternal home on March 10, 2020.
Mary was born in Tarkio, Missouri, on April 28, 1932, to the late Harry and Martha Betzner. She grew up in the Tarkio area and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1951. As a young woman, Mary moved to Lincoln where she worked as a bookkeeper. It was during this time that Mary met the dashing Gene Wolfe while on a double date. The couple wed in July of 1954 and soon moved to Bell, California, where Mary continued her bookkeeping work for the grocery store chain Piggly Wiggly. The family grew with the addition of their daughter, Cherlyn, and then once more with their son, Mark. In 1970 the Wolfe family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Mary spent more than 30 years. She was a longtime homemaker and caretaker of her family. She lost her beloved Gene in 1993. In 2001, Mary moved closer to her daughter in Peachtree City, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Mary was a born-again Christian. She loved God and her Savior Jesus Christ. While living in Colorado Springs, Mary was a longtime member of Heritage Baptist Church. She was an avid reader and studied her Bible daily. Mary was quiet and sweet. She had a good sense of humor. She was generous and put everyone else’s needs before her own. She was incredibly considerate. She was known to preach the gospel and testify to everyone she knew. Mary truly lived her life in the presence of the Lord. She was a devoted wife, mother, Gramma/Nana, sister, auntie and a loyal and faithful friend.
Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Gene Edwin Wolfe, as well as a sister and two nephews. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cherlyn and Steve Barnes, Peachtree City; son, Mark Wolfe, Colorado Springs; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Ellen Payton, Tarkio, Missouri.
The Wolfe/Barnes family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Southwest Christian Care Hospice for their most exceptional care of Mary during her final weeks of life. Mary and the entire Wolfe/Barnes family were immensely blessed by Mary’s in-home nurses, Barbara and Crystal, as well as the entire SWCC staff.
A private service and graveside interment will take place in Colorado Springs at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mary to Southwest Christian Care Hospice, www.swchristiancare.org/donate. The Wolfe family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.