Marietta C. Van Fossen
December 17, 1922 ‒ January 17, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Marietta C. Van Fossen, age 94, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.
She was born on December 17, 1922 in Licking County to the late Perry and Myrtle (Jones) Adams. Marietta was a graduate of Utica High School Class of 1940 and later from Muskingum College Class of 1944. She began teaching in Appleton, Ohio in 1942. She moved to Obetz, Ohio and taught there from 1945-1949. Marietta retired from North Fork School District Utica Elementary School where she taught from 1967-1984. She was an active member at Gay St. United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women for over 59 years. Marietta was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her children Beth (David) Sheffer, Roger Van Fossen, Kay Moreland; her grandchildren, Melissa (William) Ho, D. Curtis (Brandie) Sheffer, Katelyn (Alex) Hanson; Kara Moreland; her great grandchildren, Whitney Ho, Malerie Ho and Dylan Sheffer; her sister Virginia Yeakley; her sister-in-law Jean Adams and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Marietta was preceded in death by her husband, of over 60 years, D. Leon Van Fossen; her son Dennis Van Fossen; and her brother J. Robert Adams.
Friends may call on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 1-2PM at the Gay St. United Methodist Church. A service will follow with Rev. Denise Marikis officiating. A private burial will be held in South Lawn Cemetery in Utica.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Gay St. United Methodist Church or to Hospice of Knox County.
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