Marjorie Lou Doane

June 08, 1934 ‒ February 23, 2018

Fredericktown, Ohio

Marjorie Lou Doane, age 83, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 surrounded by three generations of loving family.

Marjorie was born on June 8, 1934 in Jackson Center, Ohio to the late Dwight J. Miars and Evelyn K. (Metz) Miars.

She married the love of her life, James K. Doane on December 19, 1954, who preceded her in death; three sons were born to their union, James Dwight Doane, deceased, William Howard (Kimberly) Doane of Mount Vernon, Ohio and Steven Jay Doane of Fredericktown, Ohio; her brother Donald Dwight Miars also preceded her in death.  Marjorie leaves behind eleven beloved grandchildren, William H. (Amanda) Doane II of Howard, Ohio, Meridith K. (Chad) Rowland of Springfield, Ohio, Elizabeth A. (Doug) Mezie of Mount Vernon, Ohio , Jessica L. (Shawn) Jeffery of Alexandria, Kentucky, Rachel B. (Myke) Taylor of Marysville, Ohio, Steven J. Doane of Fredericktown, Ohio, Jennifer L. (Freddy) Bensch of Carmel, California, Ashley A. Doane Balazs of Fredericktown, Ohio, Diana R. (Jory) Thompson of Fredericktown, Ohio, Savannah K. Doane of Fredericktown, Ohio, and Amanda S. (Nanci) Janes of West Carrollton, Ohio; twenty one great grandchildren survive her as well, Ella, William III, Chad II, Samantha, Madelynn, Lyndsay, Jett, Maddox, Harper, Cameron, Ava, Quinn, Kelsey, Hannah, Haydan, Avie, Rivers, Bailey, Alivia, Jordan and Hayle.

Marjorie graduated from Jackson Center High School and Bowling Green University with honors. In her early career, she was a teacher; later she switched to a business career when her husband Jim along with two other business partners founded Ariel Corporation.

Marjorie and Jim enjoyed travel, genealogy and wintering in Jekyll Island, Georgia. They delighted in being involved in the Fredericktown Community.  Marjorie was on the Fredericktown Library Board, was involved with the Fredericktown Historical Society and was a member of the Knox County Historical Society.  She helped Fredericktown become a Tree City USA Community.

In keeping with Marjorie’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family’s “Tree Fund” for a tree to be planted in her memory on Fredericktown Square by her husband’s memorial tree or to the “Bench Memorial” fund in Jekyll Island, Georgia where Marjorie and Jim wintered, or to the Fredericktown Public Library.   Please mail donations to: 16 Fox Chase Dr. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • To Marge’s beautiful families: I know your hearts are aching from the passing of your loved one. My prayers are with you all as you face the coming days. Please know her love for you was seen by all and sharing your memories will give you peace. Take comfort in knowing her earthly pain is done and she is seeing our Lord, with her husband she has missed so, standing at her side. GOD promised us a mansion and Marge has earned her place. She will be missed. Thinking of you.

  • She was so pleasant and so nice. She had such a loving family, and I know she is in the presence of God and she is reunited with her beloved husband. I know she will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Bill and Steve I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Your mother and mine were good friends when we were kids. My first taste of honey came from your mother when she made us all peanut butter and honey sandwiches out on the Baker farm in Fredericktown. So much has happened in our lives since then but your mother will always be in my memories.

    Ginger Wells Caito

  • Margie and I were friends as kids. I was from Wapakoneta. My Uncle Ralph was her mothers brother. Talked to Margie once since we moved to Apple Valley. Am so sorry we didn’t get together. Sorry to here about her passing. She has gone home and in a better place. PEACE TO YOUR FAMILY. Praying for all of you.

  • To the family, so sorry for your loss. Marjorie, aka “Mrs. Doane”, was my 7th grade English teacher at Fredericktown Schools. Her contributions to the community will certainly be missed.
    Rick Coffing