Miriam L. Marshall, 86, of Ada, formerly of Alger, went to be with the Lord at 11:05 p.m.Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Vancrest of Ada in the presence of her family.
She was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Hardin County, to the late Frank D. and Margaret Welling Jones. On July 26, 1953, she married Jack D. Marshall and he died Nov. 27, 2014. They had been married for more than 61 years.
She was a 1949 graduate of Dunkirk High School and a 1963 graduate of Ohio Northern University. A retired school teacher, she began her teaching career at the Arlington Schools and retired from Upper Scioto Valley Schools, where she taught third, fourth and mostly first grades.
She was an active member of Alger First United Methodist Church and served 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.
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 and friends from Ada and Hardin County.
Surviving are three sons, Steven (Martha) Marshall of Bellefontaine, Bryan (Colleen) Marshall of Ada and Bruce (Jolene) Marshall of Elida; a daughter, Melissa Sutton of Ada; nine grandchildren, Katie (Kyle) Davis of Bellefontaine, Matt (Emily) Marshall of New Haven, Ind., Karen (Kyle) Manko of Cincinnati, Zach (Hannah) Marshall of Greenville, Ill., Andy Marshall of Windermere, Fla., Amy Marshall of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gabe Sutton, Morgan Sutton and Meredith Marshall, all of Ada; five 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 also was preceded in death by a brother, Clair Sterling Jones.
Calling is from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and an hour prior to the 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, funeral at Alger First United Methodist Church. The Revs. Calvin Waugh and Tim Benjamin and Pastor Don Clinger officiate and burial is in Preston Cemetery, Alger.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alger First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.hansonneely.com.