Marian Millicent Charette

February 04, 1929 ‒ April 11, 2018

Lexington, Ohio

Marian Millicent Charette, formerly of Lexington, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in NHC Place in Gallatin, TN surrounded by her family. She was 89.

She was born February 4, 1929, to parents Ray M., Sr. & Rhea (Johnson) Rapp in Cleveland. After Marian graduated from Euclid Shore High School with the class of 1948, she attended Fenn College (now Cleveland State University).

On August 30, 1952, she married Reginald R. Charette and together they raised five children. Marian briefly worked as a secretary at Western Elementary in the 70’s but her main focus was on creating a loving home for her children and husband.

In her spare time, she took pleasure in bird watching, gardening, her dog Smoky… and all God’s creation. Everything was beautiful in Marian’s eyes. With Reginald, she volunteered with the Red Cross and the American Cancer Society. But above all things, Marian cherished her husband and nurtured her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of over 65 years, Reginald Charette of Gallatin, TN; children Linda (Robert) Blevins of Franklin, TN, Deborah Bosch of Lexington, Pamela (Kenneth) Carver of White House, TN, Brent Charette of Harrison, OH, and Jeff (Mechelle Vail) Charette of Ontario; eleven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Ray Rapp, Jr., Arion Moore, Evelyn Sokol, and Patricia Kollar.

A mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Resurrection Parish with an hour prior of calling beginning at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Father Nelson Beaver will officiate with burial to follow in Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at her services.

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  • Deb and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom as a wonderful and gracious lady. Even with 5 kids, she was often willing to allow me as a sleepover guest. Truly a beautiful person.

    Kathy Welch

  • Sorry I didn’t know you longer Marian (Mimi) Charette. You raised lovely children and I’m especially fond of your son and my husband Jeff.
    Mechelle Vail

  • Our whole family are truly saddened to hear this. We are so sorry for your loss, i remember her fondly and remember many times over at the house growing up. Deepest condolences to Linda, Deb, Pam, Brent and Jeff from Randy, Jodie and Doris. May God welcome your mom in his loving arms.

    • Thanks, Mom and Dad always speak so highly of your family. Thx Randy for all your professional assistance too for them over the years!

      The Charette Family

  • Marian was one of the most beautiful souls in this life & world. She has and always will have a special place in my heart & prayers. I was blessed to know her (& even call her mom) & ALWAYS felt incredibly loved by Marian. It saddens me for you, her family, your loss. She truly was a beautiful matriarch, and with Reg, has a living legacy of an adoring, loving, and devoted family. God bless

    • Thank you Terri for your words and thoughts, it means a lot. She will be missed and we will all laugh about her playful silliness. She is looking down from heaven on all of us and smiling!

  • Dear Reg,
    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Marian. I’m sure you will miss the presence of her lovely smile and contagious laughter. She was a lovely mother to Brent, and kind to our children, Anne (Dan Geers), Richard (Kelly Scherpenburg) and Matthew. Her spirit will live on through our grandchildren, Marian’s “little imps”, Colton, Estella, and Barrett. Her memory will always bring a smile.
    Sincere Condolences, Laura

  • My deepest condolences to the whole family. I don’t know how she put up with all of us “trail kids” running in and out of her house, and all the others on our block, and still kept her smile. She will be missed.

  • Jeff and Charette Family,

    So sorry to learn that Marian has passed. Losing a parent is alway hard and my thoughts and prayers are with you. It always brings a smile when I remember Jeff teasing Marian about chasing ground hogs out of her garden in Lexington with a big stick.

    Stay strong together,

    Hal Henry

    • Hal,
      Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. She loved all her other animals, but not the green bean eaters! Thanks for the memory! We will miss her, but we were so lucky to have her this long and now we focus on Dad. Stay strong my friend and keep me up to speed. Praying for you and your family.

  • Reg & family,
    Ken& I treasured your friendship the good times we had together laughing and telling stories like the time Reg and Ken talking about making dandelion wine and Reg you said you used the stems instead of the blossoms wondered why it didn’t turn out right. Marian was a lovely lady her and I lectored together at resurrection. She so treasured and loved you Reg and her children. I met Linda and Pam when they came to visit mom and dad wonderful girls just like their mom and dad. We have missed you both since you been in Tennessee . Will always remember Marian and her smiling face may Gods peace be with you all at this sad time our prayers are with you all.

    God bless all of you,
    Ken& Janet Bishop

  • Pam and Family,
    Praying for you and your family. I recall your mother fondly. Sweet of nature and a doting loving mother. The only woman to ever get me to eat peas!!! She put cheese on them. God bless.

    Debra Yates

  • Pam and Linda,

    So sorry for your loss …… your mom was such a dear. so comforting to know that she is resting in the arms of our Lord. Mom and I have enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad at NHC and miss seeing your mom’s sweet smiling face.
    Sending prayers to your family
    Gail Staub ( and Mom)

  • Sending healing prayers and warm thoughts to the family during this difficult time. There is no love like that from a Mother and I know she will be dearly missed. Many blessing.

  • Marian was my patient. Caring for her was a privilege. She taught me many things about approach in patient care. Her beautiful smile is greatly missed