ELYRIA - Marianne Burnsworth (nee Sapp) 71 of Elyria passed away Saturday March 29,2014 at University Hospitals of Elyria, with her family by her side.
She was born September 7, 1943 in Elyria. She was a graduate of Admiral King High School.
Marianne was a very strong and forgiving woman. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, past member of American Legion, Amvets and IAV. Marianne was a fabulous baker, cook, and gardener. She also was an animal lover, lover of music, Gone with the Wind, a collector of music boxes, antique dishes, she also loved to read and spending time with her family and adored her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years Wilbert; son Russell (Jody) of Lorain; sister Sue Spangler of Elyria; brothers Tom of Oakland, California, Joseph of Cleveland, and Mickey of Elyria; grandchildren Shane (Katie), Amber (Gary) Wager, Taryn Moore and 1 great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Wanda (nee Wojtowicz); and brother Johnny.
Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11 AM. Pastor Young of Liberty Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgehill Cemetery (Amherst Twp.).
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com.