Denise Bohn Stewart's funeral attended by hundreds of family, friends and fans

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Hundreds of people attended Denise Bohn Stewart’s funeral on Sunday, April 24, to honor the life and memory of the local journalist and radio host who was killed at her home April 19.

Many mourners wore pink — one of Bohn Stewart’s favorite colors — and pink balloons were released from the parking lot of First Church of God in St. Joseph, Mich.

Those who knew her described Bohn Stewart as a loving, bubbly and passionate woman who always focused on taking care of others, even when she was fighting breast cancer.

“I always remember her being that way, always charged and full of energy,” Harold Bohn, her second cousin, told our news partners ABC 57.

Jennifer Jurgens, executive director of Susan G. Komen Foundation of Michigan, told WNDU that Denise never quit fighting, and that’s how the Komen Foundation staff will honor her memory.

“The essence of Denise is that she wanted to help everyone and she did,” Jurgens said. “Everyone that’s ever met her, ever worked with her felt loved and a part of what she wanted to do. She just really wanted to help women.”

Bohn Stewart’s loved ones hope that others will remember her legacy and remember to help others who may need it.

“She always wanted to help and she was always willing to give a hand,” Bohn told ABC 57. “I just think that if we all did that more, the world would be a lot better place and it’s been a lot better place with [Denise] in it.”

Bohn Stewart was shot to death by her husband Eric Stewart on April 19 before he took his own life at their home in St. Joseph, Michigan State Police said. The couple had three young children who were home when the shootings happened but were not physically injured.

A GoFundMe page is collecting donations to help the three children.