Ethelyn Mae Bloomfield Kochheiser was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1928 to John Clinton Bloomfield and Laura Craven Bloomfield. Laura was the first postmistress for Columbus and John was a carpenter and inventor. Ethelyn's early years were spent in Flint, Ohio. She enjoyed the small-town innocence of walking to Crowner's Store for penny candy and playing kick the can with neighborhood kids. In later years, she moved to Westerville and graduated high school there. In her teenage years, she worked for a court recorder at the State House and traveled to Washington D.C. This sparked her interest and fascination with politics and current events and why she loved traveling to Washington often. Later on, Ethelyn married Max Kochheiser and lived in Germany while he served at the US Army hospital in Landstuhl, as a doctor and a Captain in the Army. She enjoyed her time there and learned to speak German. Ethelyn was involved in many clubs and organizations such as the Dublin Historical Society. She lived in Dublin, Ohio for over 50 years and had many close friends that she cherished, some of whom she played bridge with for 40+ years. Ethelyn also enjoyed tennis, quilting, knitting and did many of these hobbies with her friends as well. She was also an avid reader, sometimes reading as many as two autobiographies a day! Ethelyn was a great entertainer and loved to throw luncheons and parties for her friends as well as holiday celebrations for her family. We can not mention Ethelyn without mentioning the family she so loved. She had a twin Evalyn and a sister Dorothy, whose twin Doris passed at an early age. Dorothy and Evie were a very big part of the family. Even though they were often living in other parts of the country, their connections as part of the trio of sisters could not have been deeper. Many trips were made to spend time together, as well as daily calls. The three of them were always described as kind, very generous, loving, courageous, well liked with a fair amount of spunkiness thrown in. Ethelyn Mae also had a love for her husband of 68 years, Max and for her children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her mother Laura Bloomfield, father John Bloomfield, sisters Doris, Evalyn and Dorothy Bloomfield, her brother Paul Bloomfield and wife Ann Bloomfield, and her nephews John and Larry Bloomfield. Ethelyn is survived by her beloved husband Max L. Kochheiser, her children: John (Cindy) Kochheiser, Carol (Paul) Burns, Peggy Kochheiser and Sally (Jay) Lindner; her grandchildren: Natalie (Brad) Presler, Mitchell Rice, Amelia Burns, Griffin Burns, Rachel (Daniel) Crabtree, Elisabeth Lindner; her great-granddaughter Siena Mae Presler; nephew Donald (Marvina) Bloomfield; cousins Patty and Bev Rhoads and Barb Stewart.
Family will receive friends from 3:30p.m.-4:00p.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022 at DUBLIN COMMUNITY CHURCH, GLADDEN CHAPEL, 81 West Bridge Street (Route 161), Dublin, Ohio 43017 where her Funeral Service will follow the visitation and begin at 4:00p.m. FRIDAY with Reverend Becky Sunday, officiating. Burial services will immediately follow at the Dublin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends may, if they choose, make a memorial contribution in Ethelyn's name to the Dublin Community Church.
The Tidd Funeral Home, Dublin-Plain City Chapel, 9720 SR 161, Plain City, OH 43064 (614)-733-0080, assisted the family. Please visit www.tiddfuneralhomes.com to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to the family.