Marilyn Pauline (Harvey) Duprey

May 17, 1930 ‒ October 09, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Marilyn Pauline (Harvey) Duprey, age 91, of Marion, died peacefully Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Marion General Hospital.  She was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 17, 1930, the fifth of seven children, to the late Edgar Roy and Mina (Fitts) Harvey.  When Marilyn was three, her family moved to a farm near Radnor, Ohio, and she graduated from Radnor High School in 1948.  While still in high school, Marilyn was set up on a blind date with Donald G. Duprey, and they were married on March 12, 1950.  They shared 62 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in 2013.

Marilyn and Don created a wonderful life together, working side by side on their family farm as they raised their three sons.  Marilyn was dedicated to her husband and sons, devoting her life to making home a special place filled with love, support, and endless food for her three growing boys. She was artistic and gifted her family with original oil paintings, embroidered pillowcases, pinecone wreaths, and hand-made Christmas decorations, to name just a few of her creations.  Marilyn also enjoyed cake decorating, and birthdays and anniversaries were extra special because of the beautiful cakes she brought for the celebrations.

A woman of faith, Marilyn was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Marion.  She was also a member of Mother’s Club, Creator’s Guild and the Pleasant Senior Center.  She was a 4-H advisor with Don for many years.

Marilyn is survived by sons Donald G. Duprey, Jr. of Marion, Jeffrey (Mary Ellen) Duprey of Waldo, and James (Bronwyn) Duprey of Marion.  She is also survived by grandchildren, Alex (Annee) Duprey, Nolan Duprey, Tyler (Dayna) Duprey, Alyssa (Mitch) Posey and Austin (Katie) Duprey; great-grandchildren Ryleigh, Bailey, Juliette, Alina and Nathan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was predeceased by her four brothers, Ed, Bob, Ronnie and Terry Harvey, and two sisters, Margaret Franey and Muriel Parrott.

The family would like to thank the incredible nurses, aides and staff at DeWolfe Place and DaVita Dialysis Center for their kind, compassionate and loving care of Marilyn.  The family would also like to thank the extraordinary drivers and staff at Marion Senior Center for so kindly and carefully transporting Marilyn for over four years, three times a week, to dialysis.  Each and every one of you at DeWolfe, DaVita and the Senior Center made such a difference in her life, and your hard work and dedication is appreciated more than you can imagine.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel (360 E. Center St., Marion) on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  A 1:00 p.m. funeral will be held at the funeral home with Pastor Jennifer Bass officiating.  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn’s honor to the Marion Senior Center.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel is honored to serve Marilyn’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember where she & your dad always sat in church for the Epworth services. Please know we are thinking of you all during this sorrowful time.

  • Miss Marilyn will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for sharing her with us, we enjoyed all of her stories about farm life and the way her face lit up when she spoke of her family.

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