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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.