Frances Miriam “Mimi” Hosch, 94, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 10, 2013. After a long struggle with Alzheimers’, she is now at peace with her Lord.
Mimi was born Nov. 22, 1919 to William Pierce and Edyth Fern (Smalley) Spence in Kansas City, Kan. She attended Wyandotte High School.
In 1939 she married Henry A. Hosch, and a year later her daughter Judith Lee, who she fondly called her “Judy Girl” was born. They moved to Mission, Kan. where their son Christopher Spence was born. She helped her husband in their business, Hosch Realtors. From there they moved to Prairie Village, then Olathe, and finally to Gardner in 2005.
As an active member of Countryside Christian Church, Mimi spent many years as Sunday School Teacher to the youngest members. She had boxes of cards and gifts from her loving students.
Other than her family, her first love was bowling. She spent hours each week bowling, and bowling well, at Mission Bowl. She collected numerous awards and trophies. She had a soft spot for all animals, especially those in need, and adopted many an animal, from birds, to cats, to dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry, her brother Richard, her sister Geraldine (Spence) Haywood and step-sister Gladys Barrett.
She is survived by her daughter Judith and Norman Shoemaker; grandchildren Scott, Stephen and David; son Christopher and Carroll Hosch; grandchildren Megan, Alexandria, Michael, and Jay; great grandchildren Ryan, Jason, Alexandria, Joshua, Sophie and Phoebe.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Dec. 18, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913)856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs. Condolences may be left at