Marilyn J. Klapproth

November 12, 1932 ‒ November 16, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio


Marilyn J. Klapproth, age 87, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on November 16, 2019.   She was born on November 12, 1932 in Springfield, Ohio to Fred and Mary (French) Gerhardt.  She was married on June 27, 1958 to Richard A. Klapproth in Springfield, Ohio.  They were married for 46 years.

Marilyn worked for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as a secretary for 7 ½ years.  Moving to Fredericktown in 1964, she worked for the Fredericktown Community Library for 17 years and continued to volunteer at the library for many years after.

She was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown, serving for many years as an elder and deacon.  She was an officer and treasurer for the Presbyterian Women’s group.  Marilyn volunteered as a 4-H Leader and enjoyed reading and had been a member of Readers Review Book Club.

Surviving are her two daughters; Kristi Kepler and Karen (Mike) Mazzei and five beloved grandchildren; Derek and JD (Ally) Kepler and Jon, Alyssa and Mitch Mazzei; a great grandson, Peyton Mazzei and a great granddaughter, Marin Kepler; two brothers, Bob (Fran) Gerhardt, Don (Barb) Gerhardt; a sister, Janet (Roger) Roth and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dick on December 31, 2004 and parents Fred and Mary Gerhardt and a nephew Stuart Roth.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 beginning at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fredericktown, 17 S. Main Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where friends may call from 12 noon until the time of service.  Rev. Christine Burns will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Marilyn J. Klapproth.

  • Oh my, such sad news. My dear sweet Marilyn, you will be missed in more words that I can even say. I always enjoyed talking with you. Rest in peace dear one. Prayers and hugs to the family. Say, “Hey” to Dick for me. Oh yes, I will take care of the play pen (smile).

  • Though Marilyn moved away before, East Moundvale has lost a treasure. Many prayers Kristi, Karen, and families. May the Lord bring much comfort as you gather to honor her.

  • Thinking of you all during this sad time. Aunt Marilyn always brought happiness every time we gathered. She was sweet & loving & will be remembered that way. Love to all! Jone

  • Kristi and Karen, Your have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Hugs, Walt & Robin Farlee.

  • To Marilyn’s Family and Friends, This dear lady will be missed. Always a smile and a happy greeting for everyone. She and Dick will finally be reunited. They were always such a great couple. Both will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to know them over the years. Mr. and Mrs. Ah-Huggins-Ah (as Dick used to call us after Mrs. Ah-Wiggins-Ah on the Carol Burnett show)) are sending their deepest sympathy and friendship to all. We definitely share in your loss. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Rest in Peace Marilyn. Thoughts and Prayers go to out to your family. Mike and Marilyn Lamb

  • To the families of Marilyn, so very sorry for the passing of your loved one. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Bless each of you.

  • We will not be able to come to the service, but would come if we could. We have wonderful memories of all our get togethers through the years. Marilyn was the epitome of a kind and loving person and always fun to be around. She was the keeper of pictures and some family history and many other things and will surely be missed by all. A loving brother Don and wife Barb.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Aunt Marilyn was always a loving and giving aunt. Many fond memories of when she lived in Northridge and then in Fredericktown. I’m sure she and Uncle Dick are back together again.
    Hugs and love to All.

  • I had the pleasure of 55 years of the best of all neighbor, Marilyn and Dickie. Memories of Marilyn as a kind and caring neighbor. Always a smile and a kind word of the love of her family and friends. She is in her final resting place with Dickie. My sympathy to Kristi and Karen and your families. She will be missed.

  • Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. I just had the opportunity to meet your Mother the last couple of months. My Mom ( Betty Grant ) sat with your Mom for meals at the Living Center. I was in total shock when I heard of her passing. May Marilyn Rest In Peace.

  • Kristi, Karen and families Marilyn was such a wonderful lady. I enjoyed being around her. We were neighbors at one time. Love to all.