Marilyn Lou Brumbaugh

NORTH BENTON–Marilyn Lou Brumbaugh passed away Dec. 4 at age 89. The only child of Raymond M. Henry and Cherie Ryerson Henry, Marilyn was born June 26, 1930, and spent her entire life in the area. She grew up in Sebring, graduating in 1948 from Sebring High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Grove City College in Pennsylvania in 1952. Upon graduation, she worked as a secretary at the Babcock & Wilcox Research Center in Alliance, then as assistant to the sales vice president of the Stanford Pottery in Sebring.

Marilyn resided in North Benton after marrying William C. Brumbaugh in 1953. After retiring for a decade to give a great start to two daughters, Elizabeth and Ann, Marilyn enrolled in Kent State University to earn a teaching certificate. She was a business office education teacher at Alliance High School from 1967 to 1990, where she served as department head. She also served as treasurer of North Benton Presbyterian Church for several decades.

Marilyn was predeceased by her husband in 1994, and she is survived by daughters Elizabeth E. Brumbaugh (Gregory P. Hackett) of Hudson and Ann L. Hartong (Dennis D.) of Green; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 12 at First United Presbyterian Church, 265 W. Beech St., Alliance. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Private interment will be at Hartzell Cemetery, North Benton.

The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to Friends of Rodman Public Library or the building fund of First United Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.