F. Marlene Pitts

February 05, 1935 ‒ May 14, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

F. Marlene Pitts, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born on February 5, 1935 in Knox County, Ohio, to the late Dawson and Bernice (Harding) Armstrong.

Marlene graduated from Danville High School in 1956 and then went to Colorado State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in education. She taught elementary school in Columbus, Amity and Mount Vernon for over 35 years.

Marlene loved flowers, gardening and cooking. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and she played the piano and the organ for many years.  Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Heather (Bill) White; step children, Bob (Christine) Pitts, Bonnie Fox; grandchildren, Marigha and Annikah White, Stephanie (Jonathan) Moser, Angela (Murad) Holliday; great-grandchildren, Cara and Dylan Moser, Rhett Stewart, and Cameron Holliday; brothers, Kenneth (Ruth) Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Richard (Connie) Armstrong; a sister, Dorothy (John) Welch; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Marlene in preceded in death by her husband, Dale Pitts, brothers, Ronald, Robert, Dwight and David Armstrong; and a sister, Elaine Scott.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5-7 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 with an hour prior to a funeral service on Thursday, May 17, 2018 starting at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Jelloway, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio; 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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  • Heather and family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. Even though I hadn’t seen her in years, I always regarded her as my teaching mentor when I first started. She guided me along right out of college with my first teaching position at Pleasant Street. She gave me encouragement to pursue my Masters degree and to take the challenge of teaching middle school.
    I will be out of the state on Wednesday, but know that I am forever grateful and appreciative that I knew Marlene Pitts.

    Marcia Orsborn

  • Heather and family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless!

  • Heather and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. I taught with her at Pleasant Street for quite a number of years and thought a lot of her as a person & teacher. Our thoughts & prayers will be with all of you.

  • I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

  • To Heather , I was very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing
    She was my very first teacher at Amity Elementary School.
    many good memories of your Mom.

  • Heather and girls,

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. I know how much she meant to each of you. Thank you for allowing me to get to know her over the last year and trusting me with her care when you needed. Anyone in healthcare will say “we can’t have a favorite, it’s not fair”, well she became a very special favorite of mine and someone I will cherish for the rest of my life. Oh the stories I could tell about her adventures and her coming to my office daily for M&Ms. She will be truly missed and was loved by many. Thinking about each of you as you pass through this hard time.

  • Sorry for your loss Heather! your mother was my kindergarten teacher at Amity School.

  • Heather and Family,
    Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy go out to you on the loss of your Mom.

    Barry and Connie Groseclose