Marilyn Strother

Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home

Marilyn Strother

Cuyahoga Falls - Marilyn Strother (nee Keiffer), 89, passed away July 21, 2021. Marilyn was born May 6, 1932 in Bluffton, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond J. and Anna B. Keiffer. Also, her husband, Dean M. Strother of fifty-two years of marriage.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth A. Thompson of West Chicago, IL and son, John M. Strother of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; two granddaughters, Moriah N. Thompson of Wheaton, IL and Roxanne N. Threlfall of Minneapolis, MN; and one great-granddaughter, Adele Lucia Thompson of Chicago; and two grandsons, Jesse J. Strother (Candy) of Cuyahoga Falls and Peter D. Thompson (Hannah) of Chicago.

Marilyn was a 1954 Winter Quarter graduate of Kent State University with a B. S. in Kindergarten Primary Education. She taught in Annapolis, MD., Akron, OH., Los Angeles, CA., Glendale, CA., and Ventura, CA. She was a member of The Chapel on Fir Hill in Akron.

In her earlier years she did a lot of singing in church choirs and privately. In high school, among other school choirs, she sang two years in the A Capella choir under Josephine Long.

One of her passions besides singing was knitting. Many thanks to her knitting instructor, Coletta Pilato of Harps and Thistles. Also, many thanks to Caregiver, Laura Gaffney, and most recent Caregiver, Ashley Hagen.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no public gathering will be held. To share condolences with the family, please visit www.CliffordShoemaker.com. Arrangements entrusted to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-928-2147.

Posted online on July 22, 2021