- Published: March 20, 2008
Marianne (Hoerner) Marshall, of Lewisburg, died on Valentine’s Day in Friends Care Community in Yellow Springs. She was age 94. She was surrounded by family, friends and caretakers.
She was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Lewisburg, Ohio, but moved to Dayton as a teenager, graduating from Steele High School in 1932. She went to Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelors degree in floriculture. She worked at a florist shop in Toledo where she met and married Clifford Marshall, and later they moved to Sharon, Pa. They returned to Lewisburg when her husband became ill. Marianne then worked at Sinclair College in the payroll department. Later she worked as payroll clerk for the Village of Lewisburg. She, along with her sister, Martha Andrew, and many residents of Lewisburg, worked very hard to promote and support the Brown Memorial Library, where she worked late in life until the age of 89.
Marianne was also a great supporter of her church, First United Church of Christ in Lewisburg and the Preble County Historical Society. She was instrumental in starting Lewisburg’s curbside recycling.
Marianne was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford M. Marshall of Sharon, Pa.; and her sister, Martha Andrew of Lewisburg, and her dear dog, Bear.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Rosie Marshall of Benson, Ariz.; granddaughters, Angie Nation of West Alexandria and Beth and Kevin Phillips; great grandchildren, Dakota Phillips, Cheyenne Phillips and Dustin Marshall of Eaton, Ohio; a nephew and his spouse, Tom and Donna Andrew of Beavercreek; and two more nephews, Will Marshall of Denver, Colo., and Cliff Hunter of California; nieces, Sue Andrew Jackson, of Yellow Springs and Alexandra Marshall of Boston, Mass.; and close friend, Seth Schlotterbeck of Lewisburg.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at First United Church of Christ, 400 North Main Street Lewisburg, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Church of Christ, 400 North Main Street, Lewisburg, OH 45338 or Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartzel Rd., Eaton, OH 45320.