Marilyn J. Corns, age 87, of Strasburg, died Thursday, Mar. 8, 2012, in Park Village Health Care Center, Dover, following a long illness.
Born Jun. 8, 1924, in Strasburg, she was a daughter of the late Delmont and Carrie Myers Waltz. Marilyn was honored as the Valedictorian of the 1942 Graduating Class of Strasburg-Franklin High School, and went on to further her education at Kent State University, graduating in 1946 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Upon leaving Kent, she was employed as the office manager of the Great West Life Assurance Co. in Cleveland. Marilyn met and fell in love with Jack Corns of Cleveland, and the couple were married on Jun. 12, 1948, in Strasburg's St. John Church, where she was a lifelong member. Marilyn and Jack set up housekeeping in Strasburg and reared three children. She returned to Kent State University for coursework and certification in Library Science. Marilyn served as librarian for the Strasburg-Franklin School District for fifteen years, retiring to take a more active role in her husband's oil and gas business, Seneca Energy Corp.
As part of her membership at St. John United Church of Christ, Marilyn served on Council, the Education Board and as a Sunday school teacher. Additionally, she served as Clerk-Treasurer of the Strasburg-Franklin Board of Education, belonged to the Tuscarawas County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers' Assoc. as well as the Strasburg Junior Women's Club and the Strasburg Dramatic Club.
Marilyn's best-loved hobby was traveling with Jack. The couple were fortunate to travel to the British Isles several times, and visited all of the countries of Western Europe. They also traveled to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, the Fiji Islands, all of the forty-eight continental United States, as well as cruising to Alaska and Hawaii.
She was a loving, and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her husband Jack; her two daughters, Becky L. Glatt of Toledo, and Jo Ellen McMahan of Dover; her three granddaughters, Kelleen and Alicia Glatt, and Rebecca (Justin) Palmer; her five great-grandchildren, Aiden Cox, Jackson Hans, John Campbell, Ezri and Lira Palmer; her sister, Esther J. Kate of Strasburg; many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a son, John E. Corns; a sister Carol Yackey; and an infant sister.
A private family service will be held, and burial will be in Grandview Union Cemetery, Strasburg. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Marilyn, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the Toland-Herzig website.
The family suggests that, instead of flowers, contributions be made to the Tuscarawas County Public Library at Strasburg, 356 Fifth St. S.W., Strasburg, OH 44680, or to St. John United Church of Christ, 516 N. Wooster Ave., Strasburg, OH 44680.