H. Marlene Williams

July 02, 1933 ‒ December 04, 2014

Mount Gilead, Ohio

H. Marlene Williams, age 81, of Mount Gilead, died Thursday evening, December 4, 2014, at the Mill Creek in Galion surrounded by her family.

She was born July 2, 1933, to the late Harley J. and Mamie F. (Long) Bachelder, on the farmstead in Mount Gilead. She graduated from Johnsville High School in the class of 1951. She later went on to graduate Business College.

On May 5, 1956, Marlene married the love of her life, Kenneth R. Williams, at the Williamsport United Methodist Church.

After college, Marlene started her career at the First Nation Bank where she served the Lexington and Mansfield branches. She retired from the Morrow County Hospital after 32 years working within the business office doing accounting.

Marlene was a member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church where she served as past Junior Sunday School Superintendent. She was a member of the Williamsport Grange where she was a Junior Grange Matron. Marlene also served as a 4-H advisor as well as on the Board of Elections.

In her spare time she enjoyed being with her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Always willing to give to others in any way she could. Marlene often baked cookies and various candies throughout the year, especially around Christmas, for her family, friends, and co-workers. She enjoyed going to see the grandkids in various school activities and also loved taking them to the fair.

She will be dearly missed by her children: Denice (Butch) Young of Bellville, Cheryl (Warren) Stover of Crestline, Keith (Donna) Williams of Montpelier, IN; grandchildren: T.J. (Taryn) Stover of Columbus, Josh (Kristen) McCrea of Canal Winchester, Rebakah (Matthew) Bussa of Galena, Cory (Annalee) Stover of Crestline, Ryan Stover of Crestline; great grandchildren: Kendal McCrea, Corbyn Stover, Logan Bussa, Alayna Bussa, Luna Stover, and one on the way, Kensley Stover; a brother, Glade Bachelder of Mount Gilead; a sister-in-law, Joyce Winand; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Colleen Nall.

Her family will greet friends on Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 3 PM to 6 PM, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. A funeral will be held there Monday, December 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM, with her son, Pastor Keith Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsport United Methodist Church and may sent to the care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Marlene’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Our love and sympathy surround all of Marlene’s family. She was a gem, and a real friend. May God bless and comfort all of you.

  • Marlene was one of my mom’s best friends. Mom loved her dearly. My family always looked forward to the delicious desserts Marlene prepared for us at Christmas and Easter, May God welcome her with open arms.. And then reunite her with Kenny and with my mom, who will joyfully embrace her. My deepest condolences to Marlene’s family. With love, Judy

  • God Bless all of you in your time of loss. May the love of each other, friend and the Lord be with you.

  • May God’s grace and blessings surround you and give you peace and comfort at this time. Marlene will be remembered for he wonderful cookies . She always had some ready for the cookie walk. Peace to all. Joan

  • So sorry to hear bout your mom, she was special. You will all be in our prayers as you celebrate Christ birthday & your mom meeting Jesus! God Bless all of you,
    Ed & Carol

  • So sorry for the loss of your Mom. I didn’t know her, but she surely seems to have been a wonderful caring person and loving Mother. I know how much you love her , Denice. . and I feel sure the Lord welcomed her back home with open arms. Feel blessed that you had her as long as you did. with sympathy . Linda

  • So sorry for your loss. What a precious soul! Such good memories of Marlene spreading joy at Morrow County Hospital. Those delicious cookies were an extension of her sweet spirit. May God’s love comfort your family at this most difficult time. Love and prayers. Kathy Salisbury Boggs

  • So sorry to hear of Marlene’s death. We wanted to come to calling hours but
    did not find out till it was too late. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    Love and prayers.
    Herb and Margaret Litt