Marilyn Sue Lynch, age 75 of Uniopolis on Tuesday, the 18th of September at 3:17 a.m. the gates of heaven opened wide and rejoiced as Marilyn entered paradise. She will be sorely missed by her family, but now is no longer in pain. She was born Feb. 22, 1943 in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Edward and Myrtle Risner Brant. She married Bruce A. Lynch June 18, 1961 and he survives in Uniopolis.
Marilyn had been post-mistress in Uniopolis before retiring. She graduated from Fostoria High School in 1961. She attended Cridersville Church of the Nazarene and had received distinguished service awards from the Nazarene Church. She also enjoyed teaching children who then went on to become missionaries or pastors as their occupations.
Additional survivors include sons: Nathan (Kelly) Lynch of New Riegel, Ohio, Paul M. (Sherry) Lynch of Cridersville, a daughter Cheryl (Kevin) Mitchell of Marysville, Ohio; 6 grandchildren: Shaun Lynch, Jared Mitchell, Jenna Mitchell, Lindsey Morrison, Steven Lynch and Lillian Lynch; 11 great grandchildren: Chloe, Addison, Avery, Harper, Levi, Elliann, Edison, Daysalin, Kiryn, Avianna, and Alec and a brother Charles (Diane) Brant of Fostoria, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by siblings: Betty Hackney, Olive Barlekamp, John and James Brant.
The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cridersville Church of the Nazarene. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Jonathon Spyker and Rev. Pam Spencer will officiate and burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery near Uniopolis.
Memorial contributions may be given to either Cridersville Church of the Nazarene or Wayne-Goshen Community Church of the Nazarene.