Marilyn R. WEYGANDT, 80, of Wooster, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Majora Lane Health Care Center in Millersburg.
She was born August 19, 1933 in Wayne County, the daughter of R. H. and Ruth Ickes Keener. She married Harold J. Weygandt on October 24, 1954. He preceded her in death on January 7, 2013.
Marilyn was a 1951 graduate of Congress High School where she was the class valedictorian. She was a farm wife and homemaker, known for her baked beans, apple pie, always full cookie tin and fresh baked bread. She had worked at the William Annat Co. and the Gault Recreation Center in Wooster.
Marilyn was a member of the Emanuel Old Stone Church where she had been an active member of the Women's Guild. She was also a past member of the Chester Chatterette's, the Northwestern Athletic and Music Boosters, the Wayne Co. Democratic Party, the Ohio Brown Swiss Association, the Wayne County Dairy Promoters, and the Wayne Co. Farm Bureau Council. She coached youth softball. Rain or shine Marilyn passionately followed all of her children's and grandchildren's sporting events--most often keeping her own scorebook. Marilyn's family will remember her zest for the Cleveland Indians and her ability to make "Go Dog Go!" sound like the most exciting story ever.
Surviving are her children, Thomas (Elaine) Weygandt of Wooster, Joy Weygandt of Columbus, Linda (Ken) Bowers of Tiffin, Amy (Gary) Nuhfer of Willard, David Weygandt of Westerville and Carrie (Andy) Becker of Wooster; grandchildren, Matt (Melissa) Weygandt, Michelle (Dan) Kliner, Ezekiel, Jacob, Cleo, Margaret and Kristan Bowers, Jason (Brandy) Nuhfer, Colby (Jessica) Nuhfer, Brock (Tiffany McKinney) Nuhfer, Austin Weygandt, Avery, Drew and Paige Becker; great-grandchildren, Michael and Madelyn Weygandt, Kaleb, Kourtney and Kolton Kliner, and Gracie and Gage Nuhfer, and her exchange-student daughter Maria Adelaide Maia of Brazil.
Marilyn is survived by her siblings Virginia Brenneman of Wooster, John (Donna) Keener of West Salem, Mavis (Chet) Welty of Medina, Richard (Kay) Keener of Wooster, Karl (Nancy) Keener of Wooster, Phil (Jean) Keener of West Salem and Jane Keener of West Salem.
In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son Richard Weygandt in 1961 and a sister Carol Buchholz.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday evening, March 28, 2014 from 4-7:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the Emanuel Old Stone Church on Saturday.
Services will be held at the Emanuel Old Stone Church, 6000 Congress Rd., Wooster on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Bartkowiak officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairhaven Cemetery, West Salem.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Emanuel Old Stone Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
The children wish to thank the staff at Majora Lane for their kindness and caring for both parents.