Peterson Funeral Chapel
George Nicholas Bohn, 80, of Marionville, Missouri passed away on February 6th, 2021, in Merriam, Kansas.
Born on July 26th, 1940 in Evanston, Illinois, to Naomi and Nicholas Bohn. George grew up rough in Chicago before graduating from Carthage College. He met his future wife, Carol Ogdon, while both volunteered at a summer camp for city kids. They married in 1963 and raised their four children together; she was at his side when he died.
George was an elementary school teacher, an actor at Branson-area attractions, and a volunteer lay minister before obtaining his Masters of Divinity from St. Paul Seminary in Kansas City and entering the ministry full time. He served United Methodist Church congregations in Union Star, Helena, Mound City, Joplin, Fortescue, Miller, Shiloh, Greenfield, and Mountain Grove, Missouri before retiring in 2003 to the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville.
George enjoyed being outdoors, especially in a quiet forest or out on the water. A lifelong Cubs fan, he always rooted for the underdog. He read voraciously and was a master story-teller with twinkling eyes and a sideways grin. He volunteered a lot. He traveled with his wife. He loved dogs and kids and gave both his full attention. He helped strangers, preached forgiveness and spoke up for what he believed in.
George was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Sandra.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, four grown children (Katie, Jason, Mardell and Rachael) and eight grandchildren, his sister Ruth, and a huge circle of nieces, nephews, in-laws, outlaws, friends, former students, colleagues and congregants.
A memorial will be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.