Marilyn F. McClure

OBIT McClure

Marilyn F. McClure, 80, of rural Kenton, passed peacefully at her home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.

She was born May 22, 1938, in Lewistown to the late Robert Harry and Gladys Shoffner Mattox.

On Aug. 18, 1963, she married Don E. McClure and he survives in Kenton. Also surviving are two sons, Keith (fiancée Stacey) McClure of Wilmington and Scott (Denese) McClure of Kenton; two daughters, Monica (David) Schwartz and Tonya (Jim) Whitaker, both of Kenton; eight grandchildren, Jocelyn Renkert, Kitrina (Luke) Heilman, Lyndsey Schwartz, Jenna Whitaker and Colten Whitaker, all of Kenton, Thane (Amber) Schwartz of Dunkirk, and Alyssa (Tim) Cowan of Spanawa, Wash.; a stepgrandson, Corey Leiter of Kenton; five great-grandchildren, Adelynne, Tharyn and Hudson Renkert and Esley and Grayson Heilman, all of Kenton; nieces, Gayle Kelleher of Springfield, Janis Krugh and Marcia Krugh, both of DeGraff, and Robin Perry of Columbus; and a nephew, Bart Powell of Columbus.

She also was preceded in death by her twin sister, Carolyn Kuenning and older sisters, Opal Krugh and Crystal Wiles.

Marilyn graduated in 1956 from high school in Lewistown. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio Northern University and her master’s degree from Bowling Green State University. She was a teacher for more than 30 years at Benjamin Logan Schools, with many of her years teaching kindergarten.

Marilyn attended the First Church of God in Ridgeway. She delighted in spending time with her family and service for the Lord through teaching, singing, playing piano, leading Vacation Bible School and being a member of the Gideon’s International Auxiliary.

Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Schindewolf- Stout-Crates Funeral Home, Kenton, and an hour prior to the 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, funeral service at the First Church of God, 141 Oak St., Ridgeway.

A private burial will take place at a later date.

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