Marilyn Jane Gabele Rucker

March 03, 1936 ‒ March 26, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Marilyn Gabele Rucker, 84, died March 26 at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio after a lengthy illness at the start of her favorite season, spring.  She was born in Norwalk, Ohio March 3, 1936 to Ralph and Gertrude (Amann) Gabele.  Marilyn was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and baking.  She loved Christmas, decorating her home with a variety of themed trees.  Her family was precious to her.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jim; her children, Mark (Becky) Rucker, Debi (Tim) Bartel, Suzy (Bill) Wilson; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to a Humane Society. The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve Marilyn’s family. To leave condolences or a fond memory please visit