Mary Elizabeth Miles Kochevar, age 75, of Kirtland, passed away March 29th, 2023 at Brookdale Senior Living surrounded by her family. She was born August 20th, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Andrew and Josephine Miles.
Mary was a homemaker and an artist. She often expressed herself through her extensive artistic mediums. Her crafts included quilting, doll making, painting and dress making for special occasions for family and friends. Mary enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden and surrounding herself with many different animals. That enjoyment of the outdoors and animals led to her volunteer work at Lake Metroparks Farm Park where she informed visitors about plant and animal programs and helped conduct education classes. Her most loved role was as a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. Joy filled her heart every Christmas season when she and her husband made magical Christmas memories for all her family.
Mary was the loving wife of 55 years to Fred Paul Kochevar; beloved mother of Samantha Michelle (Eric) Kochevar Griff; Fred Victor Kochevar and Andrew Paul Kochevar; dearest grandmother of Sheridan K Kochevar and Spencer K Kochevar; sister of Linda Miles Balas and Russell (Cynthia) Miles; aunt of AnneMarie (Tony DiCicco) Miles, Mary (Jason) Bosma, Jonathan (Angela) Miles and Russell Miles Jr; great aunt of Lilian Miles and Andrew Miles.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made in Mary’s honor to Hospice of the Western Reserve: Hospice of the Western Reserve: Donate (onecause.com)
Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home & Cremation Services.