Marilyn L. Stewart

October 09, 1940 ‒ February 01, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Marilyn L. Stewart passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 in her home. She was 77.

She was born October 9, 1940 to parents Charles & Ruth (Merchant) Bowman in Marion. Marilyn graduated from Claridon High School with the class of 1957, and went on to become a loving mother of three children, whom she gave unconditional love to throughout the years. Marilyn also spent some time in real-estate as an agent with Tom Mattox and Sluss Reality for 10 years.

In spare time, she took pleasure in traveling with her daughter Kathy. But above all, Marilyn cherished spending time with her children, grandsons, and great granddaughters. She loved them all dearly and was very proud of each and every one of them. Marilyn was very generous with all her friends and family and always put others needs before her own. She will be missed by all who love her.

She is survived by her children Mark (Deb) Stewart, Kathy (Brett) Wirick, Doug (Tonya) Stewart; grandsons Chad (Natalie) Stewart, Kyle Stewart, and Nick (Brooke) Wirick;  great granddaughters Sadie Stewart and Parker Wirick; sister Joan Falciola; nieces Jan Gruber, Mary Martinez and Becky Crowl; and nephews John Gruber, Dave, Gary, and Bob Stewart.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family service will take place at a later date in one of Marilyn’s favorite destinations, Sanibel Island, Florida. Her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way.

Contributions in Marilyn’s memory to Classrooms For Africa may be made online at

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Marilyn’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Mark, Kathy and Doug……

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed your mom in the years we followed the
    Band of Gold around the state. We are thinking of you.

  • Dear Mark, Kathy and Doug,
    So very sorry to hear about your mom. Spent many special hours with her, church, Bible studies and especially our mission trip to Haiti. She was indeed a person to be admired.
    Our deepest sympathy to you all. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love,
    Henry and Mary Akers.

  • Kathy,
    Find strength in the legacy she left you. Courage to overcome obstacles, strength to fight through challenges, love and respect of friends, kindness to strangers and the willingness to take on new adventures. The woman I met in Africa had to be the sum of all your mother`s qualities. She is looking down on you with pride and will continue to look over you in Heaven. She may not be with you anymore but she is safe in paradise.
    Thinking of you at this difficult time,