Marilyn Sue Crisler


Marilyn Sue Crisler, 82, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Logan Acres Care Center. She was born in Bellefontaine on Aug. 27, 1936, to the late Harry W. and Elizabeth Buchenroth Messner.

On Aug. 20, 1955, she married Welman D. Crisler, and he preceded her in death April 7, 2009.

She is survived by five children, Teresa (Wes) Waits of Tacoma, Wash., Rebecca Sue and Jennifer J. Crisler, both of Bellefontaine, Charles (Rebecca Ann) Crisler of Albuquerque, N.M., and Samuel (Laurie) Crisler of Stafford, Va.; five grandchildren, Samantha, Nathan (Allysa), Benjamin, Sarah and William Crisler; five stepgrandchildren, Andrew and Bethany Waits, Candace (Sean) Soran and Sarah and Tommy Genovese; two great-stepgranddaughters, Morgan and Madeline Soran; a brother, Ted (Sally) Messner of Columbus; dear friends, Steve, Janet, Jessica and Parker Grothaus; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She also was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Klemme’ and three brothers, George, Tom and David Messner. 

Marilyn was a 1954 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and then worked at Bellefontaine National and Huntington banks. She was a wonderful mother, homemaker and seamstress. Marilyn was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine where she served as deacon. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Pastors Jim Ellington and Steve Merrin officiate a memorial service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, following calling that begins at 2 p.m. A private burial will be held in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 117 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311; and to any charity of the donor’s choice.

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