Marilyn D. Bailey Clingerman, 83, of East Liberty, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, surrounded by her daughters.
Born Nov, 23, 1931, in East Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Rev. A. Erwin and Mabel Orahood Bailey.
On Oct. 18, 1950, in Hayesville, she married Edward A. Clingerman in a ceremony performed by her father’s twin brother, the Rev. T. Corwin Bailey. Her husband died Jan. 16, 1977. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dayna Lyn Clingerman in 1966.
Surviving are daughters, Daria (James Doolittle) Roberts and Robin (Roger) Goff, both of West Mansfield, and Rory LeVan of Bellefontaine; grandchildren, Brandon (Melony) Roberts of Rushsylvania, Dustin (Wendy) Roberts and Ciara Goff of West Mansfield, Cheyenne and Raistlyn LeVan of Bellefontaine, Renee (Jason) Hughes, Robyn Jackson and Ronda (Eric) Blackman; great-grandchildren, Mason, Landon, Mike (Erica), Hayden, Reise, Rylee, Cole, Caleb, Bailey, Skylar, Riley, Sidney, Peyton, Elizabeth, Elijah and Addie; great-great-grandchildren, Morgan, Elijah and Kameron; sister-in-law, Maxine Clingerman, sister- and brother-in-law, Jane and Howell Geeslin; Aunt Helen and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She graduated from East Liberty High School in 1949 and attended Office Training School in Columbus. She first worked in the office for Equity Dairies in Bellefontaine, then in the utilities department at the City Building in Bellefontaine. Later, she worked in the outpatient and business offices at Mary Rutan Hospital until she retired at the end of 1996.
She enjoyed family get-togethers, craft shows, sailing, reading, vacations at Jekyll Island, Ga., OSU football and watching her grandchildren play soccer, volleyball and football.
She was a member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church and former member of the E L. Liberty Belle Club and Wood-Rosebrook American Legion Auxiliary, Post 745.
Graveside services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the East Liberty Cemetery with the Rev. VernaGaye Sullivan officiating. No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are being handled by the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Memorial contributions can be made to the East Liberty United Methodist Church and condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.