Condolence & Memory Journal

Ted and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember our trip with you to a county fair in Ohio and what fun that was. Marlene was a blessing in many ways. She will be greatly missed but please know that good memories are there to sustain your family. God's blessings be with you.

Posted by John Glass - North Port, FL   January 12, 2018


Ted, Sabrina, Nick and family,
May the memories of Marlene live on in your hearts and bring you comfort today and always.Bill and I send our very deepest sympathy. Love, Cherry

Posted by Cherry Jacques - CA   January 11, 2018

She will be remembered. There are no words to make the pain go away, but take comfort in knowing she is at peace, and know that her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who loved her. With Sympathy and Prayers
Ronald Yatsko & Janice Villa

Posted by RONALD YATSKO - Salem, SC - Family   January 11, 2018

Dear Marsha, Marilyn, and Mary
The four "M"s are now three.
I send all of you my love.

Posted by Ronda Simms - McLean, VA - Family   January 11, 2018

Marsha, Marilyn and Mary, deepest sympathy to you all. I was so sorry to read of Marlene's passing. I have fond memories of the old neighborhood in Bryan and spending time with the Culbertson's. May Marlene rest in peace. Sally (Saltzman) Nowak

Posted by Sally Nowak - Fort Wayne, IN   January 11, 2018

Marlene was a true inspiration. We formed a special bond because of the love we shared for animals. I knew the moment we first met that she was one special woman. I will always remember her fondly, and will truly miss our talks. Rest in peace sweet Angel for you have earned your wings many times over.

Posted by Tammy Baxter - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   January 11, 2018

I remember Marlene from grade school and up in Bryan, Ohio. She was always a sweet girl I'm not surprised she became a loving caring and cheerful woman. Twenty years ago our Class of 1971 printed a roster of fellow students and Marlene said she enjoyed bird watching. I do too so I called her up and ask about hummingbirds. She shared her formula for their sugar water. I'm glad we connected on Facebook to see a glimpse of the lovely life she made. When that first little hummer comes around in the spring I'll be remembering. I'm sorry for everyone's loss-but what a wonderful spirit that lives on. God be with you all.

Posted by Sue Plassmann Kusel - Charlotte, NC - Friend   January 10, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I remember Marlene from Washington Elementary in Bryan. Also going to Moore pool and seeing her swim. See loved the water and made swimming look so easy.

Posted by Lindaa Schwartzengraber Smith - Bryan, OH - Classmate   January 10, 2018

Ted, Sabrina, Nick and Ellora, Marlene will be missed , but she was the SUNSHINE of your lives , and always will be. We will keep her in our heart always.

Mikey and Danelia

Posted by Annamae Maurer - Euclid, OH - Family   January 10, 2018


Sorry, Ted and children, to learn of Marlene's passing. I have known Marlene since grade school and graduated with her in 1971 and we have been playing Words With Friends on the internet for quite a long time. I will always remember Marlene's smile, her humor and what a good friend she ways to everyone that crossed her path. Marlene was an amazing diver with the swim team and I remember going to Moore Pool to watch her in action!! It seems that everything she did she did with her whole heart. I am so thankful that Marlene and Ted were able to attend our last class reunion and share memories with her Bryan High School friends. Please know that you are all in my prayers during this most difficult time. Love and Peace to you all.

Posted by Teresa Ford-Snyder - Bryan, OH - Classmate   January 10, 2018

So sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. It was nice to reconnect with Marlene at our last class reunion. Marlene was a kind person , who always had a smile to share.
May your happy memories help console you and keep your hearts filled with love.

Posted by Heidi Mealer - Defiance, OH - Classmate   January 10, 2018

At our 45 th class reunion Marlene and I had the opportunity to connect . She looked very much like she did in high school! I also met her loving husband who was by her side. She told me about her health issues as she was in a wheelchair. I could tell by her positive attitude that she was living each day to the max. That was Marlene's recipe for a great life to be kind, smile and laugh...which she did as well as make each moment count especially with the ones she loved. May God give all her family comfort and peace during this time.

Posted by Pam (Israel) Dick - Hamilton, IN - Friend   January 10, 2018

So sorry I will miss her depply Ted and girls thought an prayers r with u all
No pain she is in peace

Posted by Carol Pardee - China Grove, NC - Family   January 10, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Cathy Rudny - New Haven, IN   January 10, 2018

My heart aches for you Marsha, Marilyn, and Mary. I wish that I could be with you to offer a real hug.

Posted by Sandy Camillo - Rochester, NY   January 10, 2018

I am so thankful to have known Marlene. She was like a second mom growing up. She was someone I knew would always be there for me. I remember her picking me up from school when I was really sick and her taking care of me. She made me smile. I always loved to sit and talk with her. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Krista Holloway - Plainfield, IN - Family Friend   January 10, 2018

Ted and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing. We sure had some great times back in the day, didn't we! Her smile and wit will be greatly missed.

Posted by Barb Snith - Leo, IN   January 10, 2018

Sabrina and family -

I'm so sorry for your loss. Marlene was a wonderful woman, I remember her well when I was younger. RIP Marlene!

Posted by Cheryl Persons - Fort Wayne, IN   January 10, 2018


My prayers to her family and loved ones.

Posted by Lynda Moss - Fort Wayne, IN   January 10, 2018

My heart is with Marlene's family. Marlene and I"grew up" together. She was a wonderful and fabulous friend through elementary, Jr high, and high school. Wonderful memories of her and I at the pool too. She will be forever missed. I'm praying for all of the family.

Posted by Janie DeGroff Welsh - Sherwood, AR - Friend   January 09, 2018

Marlene, So many great memories of our high school days. You will be missed. Rest in peace in God's loving arms. Say hello to Carol for me. Till we meet again.

Posted by Patti (Clappe) Gardner - Holland, OH - Friend   January 09, 2018

Marlene was a great person. The obituary was worded perfectly. She was always so nice to me and made people smile. My condolences to Ted, Sabrina, Nicholas and family.
Dana Yatsko

Posted by Dana Yatsko - Euclid, OH - Family   January 09, 2018