Joan Rose (Waugh) MarLett

March 09, 1930 ‒ November 26, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Joan Rose (Waugh) MarLett, 90, of Galion, Ohio passed away on November 26, 2020.

Joan was born March 9, 1930 in Celina, Ohio. Her childhood gave her many happy memories growing up on a farm.  She was active in church and was blessed to have both parents as school teachers.  Joan attended Otterbein College and Akron University. She married Rev. Frank C. MarLett of Warren, PA. on July 1, 1951. They were married 64 years upon Frank’s passing in August 2015.

Joan and Frank enjoyed a wonderful life together. During her husband’s 43 years of ministry, she was an active participant in the United Methodist churches in Columbus, Cleveland, Mentor, Akron, Galion, Mount Vernon, Wooster, and West Lebanon.  She especially enjoyed children’s music and playing the piano until the end of her life’s journey.

She taught at Head Start for several years, was a part time tutor and was a member of P.E.O.  Joan was known for her family meals, her love of flower gardens and plants, a love of animals and especially enjoyed having a dog in the house. She always took an interest in attending family activities and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Susan Bauer of Galion, sons Mark (Beth) MarLett of Canton and John MarLett (Erin Smith) of El Dorado Hills, CA; Grandchildren: Amie (Rick) Wolf, Bill Bauer, Tim (Erica) Bauer, Abbi Grau (Jason Blevins), Matthew (Samantha) MarLett, Andrea (Richard) Smith, Brennan, Evan and Jenna MarLett. Great Grandchildren; Chandler, Calli, Cole, Allison, Elizabeth, Kyle, David, Norah, Emily, Carson, Reagan, Peyton and also survived by her sister Jane (Gary) Bueltel of Naples, FL and brother John (Sherri) Waugh of Tampa, FL.  She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and her parents Cloden and Florence Waugh.

A private family service and entombment will be held at Sherwood Memorial Garden in Wooster, Ohio

Joan requested any memorials be made to your local Humane Society, the Salvation Army or to the Activity Fund at Mill Creek Nursing Center (Galion, Ohio).

The family would like to thank the caring staff of Mill Creek Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care of Joan.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Joan MarLett, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Susan , Mark , John and Family,
    I was very sorry to learn of your dear Mother , Grandma and Great Grandma’s passing . How well I remember all of you when you lived in Galion’s CUMC’s Parsonage . So many years ago ! She was such a sweet and caring lady !
    Thinking of all of you with prayers ,
    Mary Anne Iles & Family

  • Susan, Mark, & John,
    I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember her well while growing up in the church here in Galion. You all will be in my thoughts during this time of remembrance.

  • Dear Sue, Mark, and John,
    Oh, it’s with good memories that we send our sympathy to all of your family. We so remember the good times we had with Joan and Frank at church-related activities here in Galion. Both of them could be counted on for many laughs, but especially Joan. Joan kept the flowers looking beautiful along the walk behind the parsonage. Guess you know you were lucky to have these parents. Our best to you as you remember your awesome mom.
    Fred & Mary Sue

  • Dear Cousins, Sue, Mark , John and family , So sorry to learn of the loss of your mom, grandmother , and great-grandmother.
    I have many fond memories of her (our Aunt Joann) visiting on holidays or other times was always special for us all, your mom was always gracious and kind with a good sense of humor which she displayed with dignity.
    Although this is a time of sorrow and grief, it can also be a time of reflection and faith , remembering how much she taught so we learned life’s lessons , how she cared so that we would care, the depth of love demonstrated so that we show love.
    She has left us all with those gifts and more, to each one something unique and special., something everlasting .
    May you find comfort with thoughts and prayers and the sharing of those gifts with one another in the days ahead .(see 2 Cor. 1:3,4 )


    Chuck Cardman and Family

  • Dear Sue, Mark and John and families,
    What a wonderful lady Joan! So many gifts, talents and beautiful inside and out.
    She loved her dogs and her flowers and her family. I have many great memories of time spent with Joan and Frank throughout the years–since 1977 when we met!

    My prayers are with you all; may you feel God’s peace and comfort.
    Heaven is richer today.

    “He has promised us all a land where there is no more crying, no more sorrow, no death”. Thankful for His promises.

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Sue, Mark and all the family. Prayers for healing hearts at your time of grief. 🙏🙏

  • Sue, Mark, John and families,
    So sorry to learn of the passing of your mother and our Aunt Joan. Remembering with fondness all the lovely family gatherings we shared for so many years. Wishing we could be together to support one another and are saddened that we are not able to attend Aunt Joan’s services.
    Aunt Joan was a great cook, gardener, pianist, and a good listener. She was a lovely, kind, gentle and cheerful woman. She certainly will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
    We are hoping that in safer times we can all get together; to reminisce about the good old days and share our hundreds of old family photos. To celebrate our parents’ lives is to honor them.
    “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    So loved, so missed, so very near”.

    With love and sympathy, your Erie cousins,

    Joe & Marilyn Kloss & family
    JoAnn & Floyd Scott & family
    Carolyn & Jerry Munsch & family

  • Mark, Kathy and I send our condolences to you and your family. We have many good memories of your mom over the years. We knew her in so many capacities but always the same loving and caring person. We send our love, prayers, and blessings as you go through this time of transition. John & Kathy Buchanan