Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Marilyn J. Henning, 82, St. Marys, died at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 30, 2014, at Otterbein, St. Marys, following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Hume, to Wilbur and Mary Naumburg Lee. On Nov. 15, 1951, in St. Marys, she married William C. Henning, who died March 30, 2010.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (Leroy) Keith, St. Marys, and Kimberly (Joel) Hirt, Genoa; two sons, Michael (Mary) Henning, Sandusky, and Mark Henning, Dexter, Mich; eight grandchildren, Emily Wise, Sara Storer, Christopher Stienecker, Jamie Stienecker, Kyle Hirt, Erica Henning, Matthew Henning and Rebekah Henning; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Wise, Aaron Wise, Jaden Heitkamp, Tristin Storer, Brayden Storer, Madison Storer, Abigail Stienecker and Shawn Stienecker; a great-great-granddaughter, Alaya Wise; a sister, Beverly (Steve) Black, St. Marys; a brother, Jack B. Lee, Conroe, Texas; and a constant companion of 12 years, her dog, Chloe.
Also deceased are a grandson, Andrew Hirt; a stepfather, George Martin; a stepfather Paul Brand; a stepmother, Ruth Lee; and a sister-in-law, Olivia Lee.
She was a 1949 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was a homemaker and retired from the dietary department at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was an active member of the Wayne Street United Methodist Church, where she taught first-grade Sunday School for nearly 50 years, sang in the choir and participated in the bell choir. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hawthorne Chapter # 119, and a Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls, St. Marys Assembly.
Her favorite pastimes included needlepoint, cross-stitch, sewing and crocheting. She was an avid reader and also enjoyed playing the piano. Faith and family were the cornerstones of her life.
Services are at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wayne Street United Methodist Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating.
Calling is from 2–4 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Wayne Street UMC Sunday School Department.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are being handled by Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.