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In Memory of

Stella Bucholtz

April 1, 1953 - September 29, 2017

Obituary


Stella was born in St. Louis, grew up in Salem, Missouri and moved to her new life in Georgia, initially in Atlanta and the last 30 years in Columbus. She attended the College of the Ozarks was a graduate of Missouri State University with a BA degree in Marketing and was a graduate of Leadership Columbus.
Stella joined The Jordan Company in 1987. In 1999 she was named Executive Vice President with responsibility for all facets of real estate development, acquisition, operations management and brokerage.
She served on the Development Authority of Columbus,...

Stella was born in St. Louis, grew up in Salem, Missouri and moved to her new life in Georgia, initially in Atlanta and the last 30 years in Columbus. She attended the College of the Ozarks was a graduate of Missouri State University with a BA degree in Marketing and was a graduate of Leadership Columbus.
Stella joined The Jordan Company in 1987. In 1999 she was named Executive Vice President with responsibility for all facets of real estate development, acquisition, operations management and brokerage.
She served on the Development Authority of Columbus, Board of Trustees of Columbus Technical College, and Board of Directors for The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and is past Chair of the Board for The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Stella married John Bucholtz in 2012 in a beautiful September service overlooking the river. They smoothly melded their church, home and work lives, appreciating God's gift of extra happiness now available to them.

She was preceded in death by her parents Howard and Charlene Thompson, and son, Zachary Shulman and her beloved bengal cat Beeper.

Survivors include her husband Dr. John Bucholtz of Columbus, GA.,
brother and sister-in-law Larry and Theresa Thompson of St. Augustine Beach, FL., uncle and aunt Jim and Faye Bell of Pevely, MO., Aunt Lucille Morgan of Belgrade, MO., uncle and aunt Alan and Barbara Cox of Springfield, MO;
Children: Dedee and Dan Hamsom of Peachtree City, GA and their family, Alex Hamson, Gaia Hamson, and Jesse Hamson and Alysha Welton and grandchild Rowynn; Ali and Paul Edwards of Tucson, AZ; Rob Shulman of New Orleans, LA
John Bucholtz, Jr of Columbus, GA; Dr. Adam and Brooke Sperduto and grandchildren Jack and Kate of Charleston, SC; Katie Bucholtz and Brian McGlade of Atlanta, GA. Bucholtz siblings include: Pat and Bruce Lanier of Wake Forest, NC; Mike Bucholtz and Michele Fleischacker of The Colony, TX; Sandi and Greg Kozar of Rolesville, NC and Christina Wood of Temple, TX. Very special people in her life were Martha Paull, Gardiner Garrard and Heidi Brodie.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Stella's passion was making Columbus a better place to live, work and raise a family. She firmly believed that "to those to whom much is given, much is expected". She valued relationships and the richness of connectivity.
Her life was always in motion and she loved new experiences-traveling, zip lining, skydiving and being outdoors. She inherited her mom's green thumb and loved flowers everywhere. She loved her blended family and found joy in visits and watching her grandchildren, nieces and nephews grow up. She was "Nena" to her younger loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, please honor her heroic struggle with Hodgkin's lymphoma by considering a donation to the John B. Amos Cancer Center. Stella received much of her care there and firmly believed in care in the community she tried to make better. Special thanks go to her physicians, Drs. Andy Pippas and Greg Foster. Extra special thanks go the many oncology nurses who showered her with loving care.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 am, at St Paul Methodist Church. A visitation will be held Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Striffler-Hamby Mortuary's, Edgewood Hall, Burial will be at Parkhill Cemetery following services.
Condolences may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com

Arrangements under the direction of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, GA.