Marvene Messerly Blume

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Blume Marvene Messerly Blume, age 89, of Lancaster, died April 21, 2014 at her residence. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Plant, David Blume, and Gregory Blume, all of Lancaster; grandchildren, Stephanie Plant of Worthington; brother, Robert (Roslyn) Messerly of Massillon; sister-in-law, Martha Dupler Messerly; and niece, Marjorie Blume (Darl) Derr of Logan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Walter F. Blume, and brother Neol Messerly. She was born on November 7, 1924 in Berne Twp to Neol and Ida Mae Loy Messerly. She was an OU graduate. She was a Columbus Public City teacher; she was the first Director and one of the first Teachers at Forest Rose School; she was inducted into the DD hall of Fame in 2012 and received the Hartung Award in 2010. She was a past member of Twig 7 and initiated the tree of light project. A service will take place on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, officiated by The Rev. Heinz Raidel. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster. Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service. Memorials can be made in Marvene's name to either FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd or Fairfield Co. Board of Developmental Disabilities, 795 College Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130. Online condolences can be made at

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 22, 2014