Marilyn R. Au

March 16, 1933 ‒ July 08, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD – Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring… without even a prescription (Val Saintsbury). That’s just part of the reason why so many people grew to love Marilyn Au. Nursing was a natural career choice for her ~ it fit so well with her nurturing personality ~ and flowed warmly from her mother’s heart.

Formerly of Bellville, Marilyn passed away Thursday morning July 8, 2010 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was 77.

Born Marilyn Ruth Brown on March 16, 1933 in Mansfield to Ammon and Pearl (Hudson) Brown, she was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1951, and earned her nursing degree from the Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in 1951.

Marilyn’s career as a registered nurse spanned several doctor’s offices and hospitals, but she will be best remembered for her final years working in the Griffeth Nursing Homes.

She was a member of Nurses Alumni of Mansfield General Hospital, and enjoyed playing bingo, cards and bowling.

Football game days for The Ohio State Buckeyes were like religious holidays for Marilyn Au. She’d be all decked out in her Buckeyes regalia, amid her massive Buckeyes memorabilia collection watching her football Buckeyes and the TBDBITL.

Marilyn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bellville.

She dearly loved her family and enjoyed hearing of the escapades and activities of her grandchildren, as well as what their family pets were up to.

The family that she holds so dear includes her daughters and sons-in-law Michelle & Ronald Broeske of Bellville, Sharon & Craig Ores of Bellville and Meredith & Perry Walker of Lexington, son and daughter-in-law Michael & Michelle Au of Heldton, OK; grandchildren Raymond Broeske, Steven Broeske, Amberly & Preston Boyd, Kalie Walters, Alexandra Walker, Lauren Walker, Matthew Au, Maverick Au and Marshall Au; her sister Marjorie M. Wappner of Mansfield; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Charles H. & Carol Au of Ontario.

Her husband Richard Au preceded her in death in 2001.

The Au family will receive friends Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Douglas J. Pretorius will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory are suggested to either the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and may be made at the funeral home.

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