Marlies Ann (Bumgarner) Parikian

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Marlies Ann (Bumgarner) Parikian

GALLOWAY: Marlies Ann (Bumgarner) Parikian, age 54, of Galloway, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus. She was born February 15, 1959 in Richwood to the late Gerald L. and Wanda (Kierstein) Bumgarner.

On May 6, 2000 she married Thierry Parikian and he survives. She is also survived by a brother, Bryan (Lisa) Bumgarner, Richwood; and their children, Kacey and Evan Bumgarner; a sister, Julia Sessler, Richwood; and her son, Bradley Sessler. She will also be missed by her six beloved pets.

A 1977 graduate of North Union High School, she received her undergraduate degree from Capital University with a major in psychology in 2003. She graduated from the University of Dayton in 2006 with her M.S in Counseling Education. She worked as a Mental Health Counselor at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Marlies' personal philosophy was centered around the belief that we have a right to experience this world in a way that is unique to each of us, while maintaining respect for those around us. She was an advocate for children and animals. She assisted in finding foster homes for abandoned pets, sometimes taking them in herself. She was also an avid reader and video gamer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:30 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating. Friends may call that day from 2 to 4:30.

Memorial gifts may be made to Canine Companions for Independence, North Central Regional Center, 4989 State Route 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Published in the Marion Star on Apr. 18, 2013
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