Marguerite Jeanette “Cissie” Schlumbohm, 84, of Findlay, was called home by her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2013, at her home in Findlay. She sat down in her chair and woke up in heaven.
She was born in Bellefontaine on May 7, 1929, to the late Robert D. and Henrietta “Jackie” Smith Eggleston.
On Dec. 4, 1948, she married Robert “Bob” Schlumbohm in Bellefontaine. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Findlay.
Survivors include sons, Brad (Deb) Schlumbohm of Findlay, Aron (Marie) Schlumbohm of Leipsic and Brian (Ronda) Schlumbohm of Salcha, Alaska; and daughters, RoseAnn Schlumbohm of Findlay and Linda (Jon) Julien of Denver; 11 grandchildren, Tadd (Jenn) Schlumbohm, Angie (Ty) Allen, Coy (Renee) Schlumbohm, Levi (Molly) Schlumbohm, Erin Schlumbohm, Jonah Schlumbohm, Michael Schlumbohm, Sara Schlumbohm, Katlyn Schlumbohm, Max Julien and Maya Julien. There are eight surviving great-grandchildren and one on the way from S. Korea.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred “Gene” (Doris) Eggleston, and a grandson; Chad Robert Schlumbohm.
After the death of her father in 1931, she and her brother, Gene, were raised by their widowed and hardworking mother, during the midst of the Great Depression. Throughout her life, Cissie was no stranger to doing without and self-sacrifice. Faith in Jesus Christ and strong family ties/hard work molded and framed her entire life. The love and laughter she generated touched the lives of thousands, and was especially cherished by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She once worked the family farm in Huntsville and founded the former Schlumbohm’s Pork Market, (along Route 568 in Findlay), alongside her husband, Bob. She perfected the art of making Lepkuchen, Paun Haus, Pudd’n and Ham Loaf.
Cissie’s heart was totally bent toward the disadvantaged and challenged. Famous for her work in assisted-living group homes through the Blanchard Valley Center, she opened her own home and started The Rose House, in Findlay. She loved having a big family, and she loved to feed them.
Through the years, Cissie taught Sunday School — from toddlers through teens. She utilized her spiritual gifts daily by praying, visiting the elderly, working in her church nursery and welcoming innumerable guests with thousands of pots of coffee, fabulous meals and countless pies and cookies. If there was something she could do for you, you could consider it done! She never found time, she made time, and she is now being rewarded by her Creator for a lifetime of service. Well done thou good and faithful servant... — Matthew 25:21.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay, and one hour prior to a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 8360 County Road 140, Findlay, with Pastor Walt H. Sheppard officiating. Burial is in Bright Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice and to Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Express condolences at www.coldrencrates.com.