Marjorie G. Frome

September 24, 1924 ‒ October 09, 2010

Bucyrus, Ohio

Marjorie G. Widman Frome, 86, of Galion, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at home, after an apparent heart attack.

Born Sept. 24, 1924 in Bucyrus, she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Alice Slagle Widman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Frome.

Marjorie was a graduate of Bucyrus High School in 1942 and started her career as a teacher at the former Mt. Zion School in Crawford County. She also worked as a reporter for the Bucyrus Telegraph Forum and then wrote the society page for The Ohio State Journal in Columbus while enrolled at Ohio State University.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University in 1954 and a Master of Arts in Education from University of Pacific in 1968. She taught school in Orlando for several years prior to moving to California where she taught in grades first through twelfth for over 20 years and was a reading specialist for over ten years. Marjorie also served as a school principal in grades kindergarten through eighth in Modesto, Calif. for three years. She then worked as a language arts consultant employed by Macmillan Publishing Company in western United States, working with State Departments of Education and State Textbook Commissions.

Marjorie was a guest lecturer at various West Coast universities including the University of California at Berkley. Prior to moving to Galion in 2002 she lived in Malibu, Calif. In Galion she lived at Aspen Terrace. She had many friends, enjoyed playing bridge and being an active member at the Galion Country Club.

She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Susan Widman of Galion; one sister,
Ruth Ellen Onasch of Sacramento, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews, Julie Klaus Zobel of Ajijic, Mexico, Douglas Julie Widman of New Albany, John Shauna Widman of Chagrin Falls, Tom Amy Widman of Westerville, Greg Emily Onasch of Sonora, Calif., Jay Barbara Onasch of Sacramento, Calif. and David Jillian Onasch of Portland, Ore.

In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Widman; one sister, Janet Maves and her long time companion, Otto Knodel.

In accordance with Marjorie’s wishes, a Celebration of Life for family and friends, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 at the Galion Country Club.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Public Library, 123 N. Market Street, Galion, Ohio 44833 or to the Unity Church, 4211 Maize Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224.