Marilyn Ruth Dickerson

October 30, 1938 ‒ December 11, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Marilyn Ruth Dickerson, a loving and selfless woman, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Marilyn was 82 years old and lived most of her life in Marion.

Marilyn was born in Marion, Ohio on October 30, 1938 to the late Edward E. and Alice Jeanette (Dunbar) Crum.  After graduating from Claridon High School in 1956, Marilyn attended the Ohio State School of Cosmetology.

Marilyn met Robert (Bob) E. Dickerson, Jr. after being set up by one of Bob’s friends. Shortly after the two met, they were married on March 29, 1957 on a US Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bob passed away June 27, 1995.

Marilyn worked for many years as a hairdresser in Marion and loved to help her brother sell produce at the Crum Strawberry Farm wagon. While at home, she could often be found sewing and had quite the collection of fabric. She loved to shop and couldn’t pass up a good deal.

Marilyn enjoyed spending time outdoors working in her garden and flower beds, but her true joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Being a woman of faith, Marilyn was a longtime member of Richland Road Church of Christ in Marion.

Marilyn will be missed by her children, David (Rhonda) Dickerson of Edison, Steve (Sherri) Dickerson of Ashland, and Lori (Tom) Roberts of Marion; grandchildren, Christopher (Jennifer) Dickerson, Nichole Dickerson, Amanda (Steve) Smith, Chelsea (Justin) Shoemaker, Eric (Katrina) Dickerson and Andrew (Jocelyn) Dickerson; great-grandchildren, Colton, Nora, Emma, Luke, Parker, Kenzie, and Jackson; great-great grandson, Lincoln; siblings, Howard (Carol) Crum and Joan (Chris) Kimball; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her grandson, Edward “Eddie” Dickerson in 2018.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel (347 W. Center St., Marion) on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 4 until 6 pm. Due to Covid-19, limited family members will be present.  Please follow Covid-19 guidelines by wearing your mask and respecting social distancing.  A private family funeral will be held at the funeral home with Minister Russell Howard officiating.  The funeral can be viewed on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 11 am by visiting  Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn’s honor to The Longest Day, Alzheimer’s Association -Team Pokey.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Marilyn’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • Sorry for the great loss. I Have wonderful memories from all our time as kids growing up. She will be missed.. rest in peace. Love ron and tima.



  • What an incredible LADY Heaven has gained! Sending our love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Marilyn was such a sweet spirit. Her smile and laughter I will remember must. God’s blessing be with all of you at this time.
    (Joan’s BFF )

  • Such a beautiful and special lady. Her smile has not changed through the years. Growing up on the Koehler farm, across the road from the Dickerson homestead, I have many memories of Marilyn and Bob as they were often at Big Bob and Pearl’s. In later years we reconnected through Crum’s Berry Farm. My sympathies to the entire Dickerson and Crum families.

  • To all the family, I was and continue to be humbled by this sweet sister-in-law. She was a selfless Soul who was ever giving and never taking. I have larned from her example