Marjorie Cathleen Demorest

August 02, 1920 ‒ January 24, 2019

Waldo, Ohio
Formerly of Cardington, Ohio

Marjorie Cathleen Demorest, 98, of Waldo, died Thursday, January 24, 2019.

She was born August 2, 1920, in Cardington, Ohio, to the late Wallace G. and Mabel Beckel Rengert.  She attended Shawtown School near Cardington before moving with her parents to the Waldo area.  After graduating from Waldo High School in 1938, she completed business college in Columbus and then worked as a secretary for an insurance firm.  On October 26, 1941, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald LeRoy Demorest, and they moved onto a farm outside of Waldo, where they lived for 73 years.

Marjorie was a member of the Waldo United Methodist Church and served the church in many ways throughout her life, including as a Sunday school teacher and an active member of Ruth Circle.  She was also a founding member of the Waldo Mothers Study Club, which met monthly for many years.  She also served as a volunteer at Marion General Hospital for over 10 years. At home, she enjoyed tending to her flowers, especially her roses and African violets, mowing the grass, and baking pies for her family to enjoy.

Marjorie is survived by four children:  Larry (Candy) Demorest of Waldo; Gary (Nancy) Demorest of Waldo; Donald Wayne (Mary) Demorest of Stanley, North Carolina, and Diane (James) Goodrich of Mount Vernon, Ohio.  She is also survived by four grandchildren and four step-grandchildren:  Scott (Heather) Demorest of Waldo, Ohio; Julie (Aaron) Clark of Brunswick, Ohio; Erin Demorest of San Diego, California; Elizabeth Demorest of Washington, D.C.; Erin (Craig) Buschman of Salt Lake City, Utah; Seth (Susan) Alberty of Stanley, North Carolina; Blair (James) Zavodny of Roswell, Georgia; and Austin (Alison) Goodrich of Alexandria, Virginia.  Also surviving are eleven great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Barbara Demorest.  She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2015, and her foster brother, Richard Loyer, in 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, February 9 at the Waldo United Methodist Church.  Visitation will precede the service from 9:30 – 11:00am at the church.

The family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff of Kingston of Marion, where Marge has lived for the past four years, and to Capital City Hospice for their care at the end of her life.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Marge’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Diane, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

  • Hearts and Prayers to You and Your Families….May your Memories help Heal Your Hearts.
    Steve and Lisa Markley

  • So sorry for your loss, Diane. Prayers for you and your family! 🙏
    Ernie and Eldonna (Holt) McKinniss