Corrine Y. McAfee

July 08, 1934 ‒ August 20, 2014

Marion, Ohio

Corrine Y. McAfee, age 80, of Marion, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014, at the Marion Manor Care Center with her loving sons by her side following an extended illness.

On July 8, 1934, Corrine was born in Marion, Ohio, the oldest of two daughters of the late Orville and Hazel (Bader) Levine. A lifelong resident of Marion, she graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1952. For many years to follow, she served as the class historian, and served on many class reunion committees.

Shortly following graduation, Corrine married her classmate and high school sweetheart, Gary McAfee, on August 15, 1954, at Epworth United Methodist Church. They proudly celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together just a few days prior to her passing.

A woman of deep faith, Corrine dedicated her life to the Lord in many ways. She was a member of the First Church of the Brethren, where she also served as church secretary for over 27 years, retiring in 2000. She also was a member of the Church of the Brethren, Genealogy Society, Marion County Ministerial Association, Ohio Council for Churches, Church Women United of Marion County, the Church Secretary Support Group, and Love Inc (In the Name of Christ).

Proud to be a part of the Marion Community, Corrine served on countless organizations and in various capacities. She served as a member and volunteer for the Junior Service Guild (30+ years), Y-Mennettes Service Organization (40 years), and she hosted foreign exchange students and served as secretary for the American Field Service Foreign Student Exchange Program. She volunteered for the Muscular Dystraphy Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, Marion County Historical Society (40+ years), Marion Area Genealogical Society (30+ years), MADD, Habitat for Humanity, Family Service Society, Salvation Army (40+ years), Marion County Board of Elections, Marion City Popcorn Festival committee (30+ years), Friends of the Library Group, United Way of Marion County, Children’s Hospital TWIG #73, Marion Train and Miniature Show, Women’s Home Club, Marion Hobby Club, Society for Handicapped of Marion County, Marion County Sherriff’s Office, and the YMCA. She also volunteered for many city school system activities, and was a part of the Ohio State Parent’s Alumni Group.

She will forever be remembered for her love of Scouting, having served for 50 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Gary McAfee of Marion; three adored sons: Terry (Bonnie) McAfee of Caldwell, OH, Chris (Laura) McAfee of Marion, and Tracy (Susan) McAfee of Rural Retreat, Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline (Cecil) Fulmer of Hayden, AL; and several nieces and nephews.

Her family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 21, at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Services honoring her life will be held at 10a.m. on Friday, at the First Church of the Brethren, 860 E. Church St., Marion, with Pastor Rick Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Brethren (address above) and Boy Scouts of America, 1301 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Corrine’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time.
    Corrine certainly was a blessing to each of you & your family.
    May our LORD & GOD comfort you through these days.

    From S S Marie, Michigan, Wednesday PM.

  • Janet and I are saddened to learn of Corrine’s passing. All of the McAfee family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Although I can not be there with my family, I have each one of you in my prayers and thoughts. My grandma was so special and heaven is lucky to have her. We all were here on earth that is for certain. Dad, I love you and am sending my hugs and Hadyin kisses across the miles. Grandpa, I love you.

  • I am so sorry for the loss. Corrine was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was a dedicated Christian who shared her heart with everyone she came in contact with. She will be sadly missed here at the Salvation Army.

  • May our God comfort you in your grief. I have fond memories of her dedication to her Husband Gary, Her family, Her Faith and Scouting. What a privilege to have known such a dedicated women. Thank you for sharing her with all of us young boys as we developed into men. “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8 – A SCOUT IS REVERENT!

  • Our sincere condolences to the entire McAfee family. When I think about my childhood and growing up in the First Church of the Brethren Corrine and the McAfee family are an important part of it. Our families have been friends for years and losing Corrine is like losing a member of the family. Praying for peace and comfort during this sad time but knowing that you’ve all got precious memories of Corrine that will live on in your hearts and minds.

  • From what I have read Corrine was an extraordinary woman and gave so much to so many. While not knowing her directly, I have had the honor and privledge of seeing the impact she has had and the people whose lives she enriched. May her memories always be a blessing for you all.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gary and the McAfee family. We have many fond scouting memories of both Gary, Corrine and the McAfee family. God bless you all!

  • Aunt Corrine was the most loving, giving lady I’ve know…not to mention she was hilarious. I have incredible memories of visiting Ohio when we were little, playing with my second cousins and always playing with the dolls she saved for us…it always seemed like every toy she had was a magical treasure. Every moment with Aunt Corrine was an adventure and blessing. My favorite memory is when I was getting my ears pierced when I was 13 and she decided she wanted to get her pierced too! She about jumped out of her chair!

    We are so sad we cannot be with family right now, but are sending our love from far away. Amelia sends her kisses and is thrilled Aunt Corrine is with Jesus. (In her sweet 2 year old way she is just now beginning to understand how amazing Jesus is and is totally in love with Him!) We are praying for you all, because I know the loss of such an incredible women is heart breaking to all of us.

  • My prayers are for your family..The parents we have and those who have passed are quite amazing.. We have been blessed.

  • Celebrating the lovely spirit and life that was Corrine’s, and lifting you up in prayers, McAfee family. You have my sincere, heartfelt condolences. Bless your heart, my Scoutmaster.

  • Although it has been more than three decades since I have spent time with Corrine, I have never forgotten her welcoming and generous spirit. She will forever be a role model and a blessing for me. Proverbs 31:10-31

  • Although it has been more than three decades since I have spent time with Corrine, I have never forgotten her welcoming and generous spirit. She will forever be a role model and a blessing for me. Proverbs 31:10-31

  • Our deepest heartfelt sympathy for the McAfee family. I have only known Corrine for a short time of her 80 wonderful years, but plenty of time to know she was an amazing woman!! She was a true giver to others and her community and an inspiration to us all. She will be sadly missed by MANY. Mike and Audrey Gale

  • Corrine inspired me. I met her by chance just a few years ago in a line at the post office. It was there I discovered she mailed out close to 100 cards each month to people in nursing homes in addition to sending them birthday cards. Not only that, but she wrote a personal note in each one. For a short time I helped supply her with cards and thoroughly enjoyed visits with her. She was so gracious and caring in spite of all the medical issues she dealt with. Because of her, I began to save aluminum cans for youth activities at the Salvation Army and pop can tabs for the Boy Scouts. Today I read the list of all the activities she was involved in year after year and was astounded. Surely her life was like the Biblical sower who scattered seeds far and wide. I’m sure the harvest from her life is a hundred-fold — in terms of the people she touched and inspired, even far more impressive than the list of her many activities. My heartfelt sympathy to you, her family.

  • What a beautiful tribute to a lady that gave so much to her community. I have the pleasure of working with Tracy at WCC and got to know Sue and the children through our teaching together. Having lost my mom back in April–can sympathize and share in your loss. Peace and Love to the family as you deal with the death of your mom, wife, sister, and community resource.

  • Corrine was a wonderful woman and I am blessed to have served with her at The Salvation Army. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dear Gary & Family
    We have many fond memories of our times together and scouting. Corrine put up a very courageous battle and was so inspirational to so many. May God be the source of comfort to you all. Have remembered you all in thoughts & prayers and will continue to do so…