Marilyn Jean Archer, 90, of Delaware, Ohio passed away peacefully Tuesday morning (Nov. 20, 2012) at her daughter's residence.
She was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Akron to John and Nina (Childers) Bland. A graduate of South High School and the Hammel Actual Business College, she retired from the University of Akron and was a volunteer for several years at the Hospice Care Center of Summit County. She was a member of the William Street United Methodist Church in Delaware and enjoyed a long life of spiritual devotion. She will be remembered by many family and friends including those at Austin Manor on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her son, Chuck (Mary) of Zanesville; daughter, Cheryl (Brent) Smart of Delaware; brother, Charles (Janet) Bland of Tallmadge; grandchildren, Colin and Kylie Archer and their mother Joyce of Zanesville; favored nieces and nephews, Carla, Mark, Cathy, David, John, Glenn Jr., Debbie and Heather; stepdaughter, Liz (Rick) Bennett; and stepgrandchildren, Meschelle, Tonya, Becky, Paul, Keeley, Matt and Melissa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Clarence Archer; second husband, Will Barrett; and a brother, George "Bill" Bland.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery chapel, 2569 Romig Road, Akron.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the William Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. William St., Delaware, OH 43015 or HomeReach Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Archer family and condolences may be expressed and memories may be shared by visiting snyderfuneralhomes.com.