Marjorie J. Morner, 87, residing in Sandusky, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.
Marjorie was born May 18, 1926, in Dayton, Ohio, to Russell C. and Hazel D. (Biddle) Leonard.
Marjorie graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor's Degree in Secretarial Studies. She was employed as a secretary for a number of years, but spent most of her life raising her family as a homemaker. Marjorie was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Red Hat Society and the Grandmother's Club. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, going to the theater and to concerts, cooking and baking, watching movies, especially the action scenes, and most of all spending time with her family. Marjorie was very fond of music and loved to sing in church.
Marjorie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dwight Morner of Sandusky; daughter, Jane Morner of Sandusky; son, Tom (Margo) Morner of Eagle, Wis.; two grandchildren, Cazimir and Celia Morner; two step grandchildren, Amoureena Klawitter and Finis Morner; two step great-grandchildren, Eve and Jakob Klawitter; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her brother, Russell E. Leonard.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, until funeral services at 11 a.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky, with Rev. Douglas Winner presiding. An additional visitation will take place 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio, with burial following in Mount Zion Park Cemetery in Beavercreek.
Those wishing to contribute to Marjorie's memory may do so to Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.