Marilyn Louise (Hay) Pence
1945 - 2020
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Pence, Marilyn Louise (Hay)
1945 - 2020
Marilyn Louise (Hay) Pence, 75, of Lockbourne, OH, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 7, 2020, after a relentless and arduous battle with breast cancer. Marilyn was born on May 31, 1945, to the late Lewis Jonathon and Mary Catherine (Kuhlwein) Hay in Columbus, Ohio. Marilyn was part of the first graduating class of Teays Valley High School in 1963. She then continued her education at Ohio University. Marilyn worked as a Secretary at Scioto Downs until her marriage to Paul H. Pence on December 27, 1970. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a homemaker, loving mom, and affectionate grandmother. Marilyn spent her life humbly serving others and making everyone who entered her home feel like family. Marilyn blessed others with her extensive Hallmark greeting card ministry, where she spent hours looking for "just the right card with just the right words." She enjoyed working among the beauty of her bounteous flower gardens and was an avid reader. Marilyn was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, in Lockbourne, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She later attended Bethel Lutheran Church in Grove City. Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law Paul Pence, Jr. Marilyn is survived by husband of 49.5 years, Paul; children, Michelle Pence (Jeremy) Hamilton, Melinda Carna, Christopher Paul Jonathon (Christy) Pence; grandchildren, Peyton (fiancé, Jessica Baer) Hamilton, Parker, Presley and Palmer "Lewey" Hamilton, Hunter, Melina and Mya Carna, Ashley, Logan and Jennalyn Pence; mother-in-law, Betty J. Pence; sister-in-law, Pam (Rodney) Kissell; and former son-in-law, Steve Carna. Visitation will be held from 5-8p.m. on Monday, August 10 at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main Street, Ashville. Funeral Service will be at 11a.m. on Tuesday, August 11 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 99 Commerce Street, Lockbourne with Reverends Kevin Pees and Peter Ray officiating. The family will also receive visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral. Interment will follow at Fernwood Cemetery in Lockbourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn's memory may be made to: Pickaway Hands for Disabled, 210 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH 43113 or Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences can be shared at olivercheekfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2020.
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We knew Mariyn her whole life, we attended the same church, we attended Duvall School and we rode the same school bus.
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I worked at Big Bear for years and never forgot Marilyn. She was a lady with a big smile and a wonderful family. You could see the love all around her. God bless her and her family.
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August 7, 2020
In memory of Marilyn. Praying that your mourning will soon be replaced with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate Marilyn's life.
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August 7, 2020
Marilyn's smile will be missed, but her beautiful generous heart lives on in her children and grandchildren. Sending prayers for your family.
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