Marian S. Murphy, 88, residing in Sandusky, passed away late Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2013, in Erie County Care Facility after a lengthy illness.
Marian was born March 11, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond and Adda (Jobes) Meredith. Marian graduated from Chester High School, in Chester, Ohio, and was a graduate of Ohio University where she received a bachelor's degree in education. She was a home economics teacher at Sandusky High School 1952-59, and then owned and operated Jack and Jill pre-school for more than 30 years where she demonstrated her special love for children, and touched many lives in the Sandusky area. She also taught community adult education evening classes in tailoring.
Marian was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was very active in Sarah Circle. She was an advisor of Jobes Daughter, 4-H, and was a member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Marian is survived by her husband, Robert, whom she married Dec. 22, 1958; her daughter, Nanette (Stephen) Meyer, of Rossford, Ohio; two sons, David Murphy, of Westlake, Ohio, and Raymond (Kathy) Murphy, of Vermilion; four grandchildren; a brother, William (Gladys) Meredith, of Beverly, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Including her parents, Marian was preceded in death by three of her brothers, Sherwood, Elwood “Tom” and Robert Meredith.
Friends may call 1-3 p.m Monday, Sept. 2, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, and at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, until a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky. The Rev. Douglas Winner will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky.
Those wishing to contribute to Marian's memory may do so to Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.