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Mary Bolton

February 1, 1942 — May 14, 2023



Mary Evelyn Rule Bolton, Fountain City, Knoxville, age, 81.
Mary went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, May
14, 2023.
Mary was born to Vida and Everette Rule on February 1, 1942. She
graduated from Central High School in the class of 1960 and attended the
University of Tennessee. She married John C. Bolton on August 26, 1961.
Mary and John celebrated 61 years of marriage last August. Together they
have two children, Laura Bolton Baker and John Edward Bolton.
Mary was a woman of faith and prayer. If you ever asked her to pray for
you, she would stop whatever she was doing and pray for you on the spot.
Her prayers seemed to reach God every time. She was petite in physical
stature, but a powerful woman of God. She was often used by the Holy
Spirit in gifts of healing, discernment, wisdom and knowledge. If you had
the blessing of knowing her, then you know that she was faithfully devoted
to God, Mary was a woman of incorruptible character and had a true love
for others.
Mary authored two daily devotional books, “Behold Your God” and
“Whispers of God”. She taught the Bible for over 40 years and spoke at
numerous conferences and churches. Over the years, she was active in the
Aldersgate Renewal Ministries, was on the Board of Directors for Lost
Sheep Ministries and held many leadership positions in Aglow
International, most recently as TN state prayer coordinator. She was also a
member of the Knoxville Northwest West Gideon’s International Auxiliary. She
was a member of Park West Church of God.
Mary loved to travel and take cruises. She loved the beach, but her TN
mountains more.
Preceded in death by her parents Everett and Vida (Thornton) Rule; sister,
Carolyn (Rule) Edge (Husband Thomas); mother-in law, Kathleen
(Cochran) Bolton; aunt, Evelyn (Thornton) Shipman (Husband John)
Survived by her husband, John Cochran Bolton; daughter, Laura (Bolton)
Baker (Husband Herschell); son, John Edward Bolton (Wife Laura Lea);
grandchildren, Jeremiah Baker (Wife Chelsea and great-granddaughter,
Kacie Baker), Ashley Baker, Kathleen Bolton, Ian Bolton, and Chris
Roberts; sister Dana (Rule) Roesch (Husband Mike). Several dear nieces,

nephews, and cousins. Many Christian brothers and sisters that became
her extended family.
The family would like to thank all the friends who called, texted, prayed,
visited, sent cards, and prepared meals or in a myriad of others ways
shown their love and support. In addition, the family would like to thank the
caregivers, the Hospice team, and all the staff, nurses, and doctors at UT
Medical Center for their compassion and care.
Family will have a receiving of friends at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain
City Chapel on Thursday, May 18, 22023,023 from 12pm to 2pm with services to
follow, with interment at Greenwood Cemetery at 3pm on May 18,2023.
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