Marilyn Schlemmer, 87

Marilyn Jo Schlemmer, 87, of Wabash, died at 8:20 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Peru, to Ervin Hileman and Edith Mae (Zook) Hileman Holmes.

Marilyn married Theodore Philip Schlemmer; he died Jan. 20, 1999.  She was a nurses aide at the Wabash County Hospital 19 years.  Marilyn enjoyed working puzzle books and cleaning.. 

She is survived by three children, Charlotte Coburn, Philip "Gene" Schlemmer, and Steven (Phyllis) Schlemmer, all of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Steven Schlemmer Jr., Jason Schlemmer, Duane Coburn, Bryan (Lisa) Coburn, Shelly Rife, all of Wabash, Roger (Tori) Rife of Roann, Genea (Doug) Pegg, and Kelly (Cole) Wyatt, both of Wabash; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren; her sister, Bessie Correll of Mansfield, Ohio, and longtime friend Buck Shellhammer of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters, and her daughter, Susan Rife.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Charles Easterday officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Visitation was 4-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2017 Sep 22