Marjorie Ann Baron

December 31, 1969 ‒ July 04, 2013

Marion, Ohio

Marjorie Ann Baron, nèe Vaughn, beloved wife of George Baron and teacher of generations of Marion Catholic High School students, passed on amid loving family on July 4, 2013. She leaves behind five children: Anne, Susan, Stephen, Thomas, and Eve, their spouses, eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Born and raised on a farm in Carey, Ohio, Marjorie worked her way through college at Ohio State University, earning a teaching certificate which she put to use teaching young women at Moxahela High School in southern Ohio.

She married George Bernard Baron on June 24, 1950, and they settled in Marion, Ohio to start their family. As soon as the children were all in school, she began her long career teaching English, Journalism, and French language at Marion Catholic High School, with a two-year interim at Upper Sandusky High School. With most of the children grown or off to college, Marjorie earned a Master’s degree in French education at age 50. Thereafter she continued teaching at Marion Catholic, and for some time also taught at the Marion branch of Ohio State University.

Her numerous accomplishments during her teaching career included editorship of the Emerald, the school newspaper, coordination of the National Honor Society for Marion Catholic High School, and management of the school study abroad program. Marjorie took groups of students to France a total of ten times over the years. Marjorie continued to teach at Marion Catholic until the age of 84, and even after “retirement” continued to substitute teach.
Up to the time of her diagnosis with bone marrow cancer in early 2013, Marjorie was vibrant, energetic, community-minded, and active in her church, volunteer work, and in caring for her husband. Her husband, her family, her friends, and the entire community have lost a loving, giving, accomplished, respected and altogether remarkable woman. She is dearly missed but lives on in the hearts and minds of all who loved her.

Family will greet Friends Friday, July 12, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at St Mary Church. Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent DePaul Society or St.Mary’s School Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

  • Our prayers for all of the Baron family for your loss. Aunt Marjorie was truly a special person.

    With love

    Pat, Maria, Justin, Lia and Adel Vaughn

  • My warmest & deepest sympathies to the entire family. Mrs. Baron was a kind & gentle heart. She will be greatly missed!

  • please accept my prayer in your time of loss she was a great teacher taught me a lot

  • Heart felt condolence to the family. A great teacher that I truly respected.

  • A wonderful lady. Gifted teacher. Marvelous friend, even when years passed before we saw each other again. Jim Wagner, Elkhart, Indiana

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Marjorie was the reason Mom and Dad
    met. What a remarkable woman she was for her family and church.

  • Prayers and condolences to all of your family. I only met Mrs. Baronl once for the St Vincent de Paul doll show. She was so sweet and warm. She won the door prize and was so excited. She will be sorely missed.

  • A great teacher…she and Mr. Baron were huge parts of my experiences in high school…..

  • My deepest sympathy to George and the entire Baron family. Mrs. Baron was wonderful lady and special human being.

  • Mrs. Baron aura toujours une place speciale dans mon coeur. Mes prieres a la famille Baron.

    Mrs Baron will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers to the Baron Family.

  • Our deepest Sympathies to all of you.May your memories bring you comfort. The last time we saw your parents they d ridden their bike to Caledonia to have ice cream. God s blessings to you all.

    Steve and Lusa Markley

  • Sorry to hear of Marjorie’s passing. Mrs. Baron always had a kind word and smile for all she met. The world will miss her passion and loving attitude. Heaven is getting a good one here. My thoughts and prayers go out to George and the family.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Baron family. Thank you for being such a sweet lady to us, as we moved into your beautiful home. We always enjoyed seeing you drive by every Sunday morning honking and waving! It was a pleasure knowing you, and we promise to take care and love you home as much as you did.

  • So sorry for your loss. Aunt Marjorie was a kind and loving person who will be deeply missed.
    Love, Glenn

  • Mrs. Baron was a wonderful teacher and a lovely person. I enjoyed learning from her through 4 years of high school French classes and French Club. She was very dedicated, passionate, and patient, as her teaching longevity and positive impact on students testify. My prayers are with Mr. Baron and family.

  • Marjorie was both a mentor and a friend. I will miss her more than I can say. May the angels lead her into Paradise!