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December 11, 2018

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Miriam Marshall, 1931 - 2017

Miriam L. Marshall, age 86, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 11:05 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada in the presence of her family.

            She was born on November 19, 1931 in Hardin County, Ohio to Frank D. and Margaret (Welling) Jones who preceded her in death.  On July 26, 1953 she married Jack D. Marshall and he died on November 27, 2014. They had been married for over 61 years.                     

             Miriam retired as a school teacher.  She began her teaching career at the Arlington Schools and retired from Upper Scioto Valley Schools, where she taught 3rd, 4th and mostly 1st grade.  Miriam was an active member of Alger First United Methodist Church serving in various capacities as well as being a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the former Three Arts Club.  Miriam was a 1949 graduate of Dunkirk High School and a 1963 graduate of Ohio Northern University.  She loved her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her hobbies included gardening, baking and sewing.  She enjoyed spending time in Florida with her husband Jack and friends from Ada and Hardin County. 

            Surviving are 3 sons: Steven (Martha) Marshall of Bellefontaine, Bryan (Colleen) Marshall of Ada, and Bruce (Jolene) Marshall of Elida; a daughter, Melissa Sutton of Ada; 9 grandchildren: Katie (Kyle) Davis of Bellefontaine, Matt (Emily) Marshall of New Haven, IN, Karen (Kyle) Manko of Cincinnati, Zach (Hannah) Marshall of Greenville, IL, Andy Marshall of Windermere, FL, Amy Marshall of Grand Rapids, MI, Gabe Sutton, Morgan Sutton, and Meredith Marshall, all of Ada; 5 great-grandchildren: Samantha Marshall, Ramona Marshall, Maggie Marshall, Boone Davis, and Ari Manko; a sister: Martha Ann Bash of Kenton; and a brother: Cloyd Jones of Kenton.  

            She was preceded in death by a brother, Clair Sterling Jones.

A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, at Alger First United Methodist Church with Rev. Calvin Waugh, Pastor Don Clinger, and Rev. Tim Benjamin officiating.  Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alger First United Methodist Church.