Marilee R. George

October 16, 1953 ‒ August 09, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Marilee R. George, of Mount Gilead, was called home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, August 09, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years young.

She was born on October 16, 1953, in Mount Gilead, to the late Duane M. and Betty L. (Sipe) Randolph. Marilee was a graduate of Mount Gilead High School and went on to receive more education with the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Finding her true love, Marilee married Carl R. George on September 9, 1972 at Eggleston Chapel UMC in Erlanger, Kentucky. Together they have shared one month shy of 46 wonderful years of making memories while raising 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Marilee had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed all of God’s creation. She enjoyed bird watching and mushroom hunting. She loved taking the kids and grandkids to the creek to teach them a thing or two about the wildlife and how to catch crawdads. She never met an animal she didn’t like.

Always giving it 110%, Marilee was active with many organizations that were near and dear to her. Some include: the Wayside Garden Club where she often shared her arrangements at the Morrow County and Knox County Fairs, the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild of which she was the past Vice President, and the Mount Gilead Music Boosters where she raised many funds for various items. Marilee was also a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Having a gift of creativity, Marilee was honored to have an exhibit in the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. for her wooden paper dolls. Many of Marilee’s pieces of art have found homes with those she loved and can be found all over the world.

Marilee’s true passion was loving others. It started with her family and would spread to all those who came in contact with her. She loved supporting and cheering on her kids and grandkids in all their numerous activities, but her favorite spot was on the softball field as the “team grandma” cheering at her granddaughter’s softball games.  Marilee never met a stranger and her love will carry on for years to come within those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

The next time you have a cup of tea, smile, and remember Marilee.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Carl; children: Cecil and Jessica George and their kids, Kiersen and Garrett of Mount Gilead; Mandy and Jeff Rocks and their son Quillan of Mount Gilead; and Trinity and Steve Martin and their girls, Gwendolyn, Evelyn and Harper of Wesley Chapel, NC; sister, Sheree Klingel of Mount Gilead, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.  To know her was to love her.

Marilee was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Lynn Randolph.

Her family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 10:30 AM, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. Russell E. Martin and Rev. Amy Shaw officiating. (75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338). Burial will follow in Fulton Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Morrow County Treasurer for the preservation of Floral Hall. Please write in the memo for Marilee George Fund.

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

  • Carl, Mandy, Cecil, Trinity and all your family: Our hearts are heavy—we will miss Marilee’s laugh, her personality, and her genuine friendship. May God bless you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead. –Rick and Laura

  • Carl and family, It was a sad day yesterday to hear the news of Marilee’s passing! She was sure a courageous lady! She was such a talented ,warm person and I will miss her! If you knew her, you knew of her love of family! We used to share events and memories. I truly will miss her, as will many! She was quite the character, for sure! God bless and comfort each of you!

  • Carl and family, so sorry for your loss. May God’s healing be with you in this time of sorrow.

  • She was the “leader of the pack” of Softball Grandmas for the Lasers and Bandits teams for our granddaughters. Along with all the passion she had for softball, she also had a passion for art, nature, people and most of all her family. She put up a courageous battle against a disease that was just a little stronger than she could muster. We will deeply miss her infectious smile and crazy giggle. RIP dear friend.

  • Mandy, Jeff, and Quil,

    We are thinking of you all and sending our condolences on your loss. Please let us know if you need anything.

  • Mandy, Jeff and family:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mother. Although I never had the privilege to meet her, she must have been an incredible woman to raise three kind and caring children. We wish peace and comfort to you during this difficult time.

    Steven, Penni, Travis and Lexi Fox

  • Yo! How is it I “just miss” meeting the most amazing people…rainbow candle lit here for her journey and your strength…

  • So sorry…..I will never forget when Bill and I went to her and asked her to paint his football cleats….purple and white….and how proud she was when I put flowers in them for his high school graduation ….a wonderful lady …..Carolyn

  • Was so sorry to here when she passed.its never a good time when it someone you love.the great thing is you have memerois and pictures. Thinking of the whole family.

  • Meeting Marilee so soon after moving from Columbus convinced us that being in a town where you could really get to know friendly people was the right thing to do. You’ll hear people say that someone brightens a room, but with Marilee it is no overstatement. Remembering her smile and that wonderful laugh are making me happy and sad at the same time. We will miss her but hope her family knows how many people are richer for being able to count her a friend.

  • Carl, Mandy, Cecil and Trinity and family:
    Marilee was an awesome woman! Her passion for you guys and your kids was strong, energetic and admired. I have many wonderful memories of her when Mandy and I were in school together with the peprallys and the other senior mom’s! (Hilarious dance BTW! – I have it in video still!) Seeing her with the grandkids and baseball and softball…it was no different. Her energy, passion, smile and support no matter who you were was like no other. She was a wonderful woman that you all were blessed to have as part of your lives. She will be missed!

    Jason Brooke Family

  • I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a great loss.

  • The George family so sorry to hear of Marilee passing will miss seeing her take the boys outside and talking over the fence . She was a wonderful and loving lady and great neighbor. Sending lots of prayers to her family

  • So sorry for your loss. I remember her as a bubbly person, always laughing and friendly toward everyone she met. You are all in my prayers.

  • I’m so sorry guys for your loss……no words can help…..but know you guys are in my prayers…..she was a wonderful lady and will never be forgotten

  • George family,
    She always greeted me with a smile and kind word. Her laugh was contagious and made anyone feel at ease and happy. Her passion was so evident no matter the focus. She was lovely and loving. My most sincere sympathies to you all. May friends, family and our Lord lift you up and guide you along this journey of sorrow. Much love and prayers for all!
    Beth Turner Fitzpatrick and family. ❤️

  • Condolences to the George family.
    Marilee and I got to know each other while cheerleading in high school.
    As many before me have mentioned, she had such energy and a great laugh.
    Very artistic! I’m sorry that after moving from Mt. Gilead years ago, we didn’t stay in touch but I will miss her. Though the words are few, the sympathy is great.

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you during your time off sorrow. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. She will be forever missed.

    Everyone knows that Marilee was an awesome lady. May Marilee rest in peace in heaven.

  • Carl and family- So sorry for your loss.
    I know how hard it is as I just lost my husband. My thoughts and prayers are
    with you and family

    Bonnie Ferrington

  • I remember many years ago Marilee showing me her wooden paper dolls. They were so amazing to me. I wish I had just a tiny snippet of her talent. She truly was an amazing artist that could do so much. She always had a smile for me when we ran into each other, great outlook on everything and just made my day brighter after seeing her. I’m truly going to miss her…This community is…. But know she is there with you all in love and spirit forever. May you find comfort in the times ahead letting friends and family be there to ease your heartache. God bless and sending love always

  • Love and Hugs to you all. My favorite memory is the wooden crafts she made. I still have a cow magnet she painted and I bought back in 1989 from her shop. I’ll always keep it in her memory. We also had fun together cheering on Trinity and Beth in softball; then Kierson and Madison. “God bless you Marilee for making this world better and brighter. You did good!!”

  • Carl and family. Prayers for all of the family during these difficult days. When our loved ones become memories become treasures. Hold your treasures tight

  • My sincere condolences to Carl and the George family. Marilee was such a sparklie, fun person. I will miss her contagious laugh and smile! She always put creativity into everything she did. I knew her as the lady with the crazy glasses! We shared our love of ducks and tropical birds and painting, and our birthday lunches. I am sorry she had to go so soon. She had so much more to do! It was my sincere pleasure to have known her.
    With prayers,
    Patty Ortiz

  • Carl and Family,
    My thoughts and Prayers are with each one of you. Marilee will be remembered with love by all that were blessed to know her…what a beautiful lady! God Bless each one of you.

  • She was a such a great wife, mom, grandma, and friend. Her laughter always filled any room she was in and the energy she exuded was contagious and one of a kind. When I think of Marilee I think of a beautiful energy that was so strong it could almost be touched and seen; a rainbow of happiness and laughter. I am sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.

  • Loved her allot when I was a kid taught me how to master the loom and different arts and craft,still remember all of them love you Mandy your mom and you ,are not n my heart she is watching our you with the lord watching over you

  • We are so sorry to hear of Marilee’s passing. We will always remember her contagious laugh, her highschool spirited cheerleading and her artistic abilities. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Keith and Donna Rogers

  • We are so saddened by the world’s loss of Marilee. What we remember most is her beautiful smile and happiness of life. We’ve admired her strength throughout the years to meet challenges head-on and never give up. She was truely a role model for all. And a great classmate back in the day. So much love to remember.
    Sincerely from the bottom of our hearts..Dorothy Wrhel, Cindy (Wrhel) and Ken Mercer.

  • Sheree, Carl and family.
    So sorry to see that Marilee had passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Marilee was such a sweet person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Always will remember what a fabulous cheerleader and and an inspiration she was and the kindness she showed to everyone she knew! So deeply sorry for your loss and so happy that you were blessed to have her as your wife mother and grandmother !

  • Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, extended family, friends and loved ones of Marilee George. She was a wonderful person. One that you cannot forget. May our Lord comfort you, strengthen you and give you His peace in days and times ahead. Surely, she will be be missed. Her smile, her presence and memory will never be forgotten. God bless at this time and always.

  • Dear George family, our hearts are sadden to hear of the passing of Marilee. She was always smiling and so very creative. May God’s presence be a comfort during the days ahead.

  • Carl, Cecil, and family,
    When I heard of the passing of Mrs. George I was in total shock. Had no idea she was even sick. My heart is breaking for the whole family. Cecil, if you or you’re family need anything please let me know.
    Henry Saylor and family

  • My heart goes out to your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Marilee was a special person and as everyone has mentioned she had an infectious smile and laugh. Many prayers and hugs to your family.