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WEST LAFAYETTE: Marthajean Schlarb, age 77, of West Lafayette, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2012. She was born on September 27, 1934 in West Lafayette, to the late Clyde and Virginia (Dunlap) Schumaker. Marthajean graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1952. On June 5, 1953, she married James Schlarb, who survives.
Marthajean worked as a secretary for Nationwide Insurance Agents for 40 years before she retired. Marthajean was a member of the West Lafayette United Methodist Church. She enjoyed going on bus tours, walking at Kids America, crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, and reading.
Along with her husband of 58 years, Marthajean is survived by her son, Tracy Schlarb of West Lafayette; two sisters, Twyla Thomas of West Lafayette and Patricia Zwilling of Columbus; sister-in-law, Sara Schlarb of West Lafayette; four nephews; and one niece. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Edwin Schlarb; and one nephew.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 at West Lafayette United Methodist Church at 11:00 am with Pastor Sue Chidley officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Fairfield Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the Memorial Service. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Marthajean's name to the Living Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Coshocton Foundation, P. O. Box 55, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 or to Health Services of Coshocton County, 230 S. 4th Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812.
An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Coshocton Tribune from May 26 to June 3, 2012