Marlene A. Corns

October 25, 1933 ‒ January 27, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Marlene Corns preserved the flavor of summer, by canning her garden’s vegetables to enjoy all winter long. Her home canning projects became the pantry of her love language: cooking and sharing with those she loved.

Marlene passed into the Lord’s care Saturday, January 27, 2018 from her Mansfield home. She was 84.

Born Marlene Arvetta Moore October 25, 1933 in Carter County, Kentucky to Raymond C. and Ruth May (Jarvis) Moore, she came to Mansfield in her teens. On July 29, 1949 she married James “Jim” Corns, and Jim’s music performance schedule kept Marlene busy. She was committed to Jim, and cared for him to the end.

She had worked at the former Ziemke Store, Hartman Electric, and retired from Palmer’s Bakery. Her cooking and baking skills are legendary, and Marlene ensured that everyone felt welcomed in her home.

Marlene will be remembered as a woman of deep Christian faith, who cared for her family, extended kindness to everyone, and through her years of babysitting (she dearly loved children), she surely has the most grandchildren in Mansfield!

She is survived by a son Ron (Karen) Corns of Mansfield, daughter Deb (Rowland) Kisner of Bellville and daughter Diana (Bob) Fogle of Howard; grandchildren Jeff (Renata) Corns, Michelle Applegate, David Fogle and Austin Fogle; great grandchildren Kelly (Jeff) Black, Joe Corns, Bailee Applegate, and Cole Applegate; adopted granddaughter Jaime Crider; sister-in-law Jackie Moore of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews including a dear nephew Craig Moore.

Her husband Jim preceded her in death February 10, 2017. Also deceased are her brothers Gene Moore and Otis Moore.

The Corns family will receive friends Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor George Reece will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Deb Diane and Ron,
    I am so very sorry to hear about Moms passing.My mom told me this morning,please know that I loved both of them and so looked forward to seeing them when you came to Vargos. I will miss her dearly. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you struggle through this difficult time.Hugs and lots of love.

    Amy Jones (Blankenship)

  • We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. She was always such a sweet lady.
    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  • We are so sorry to here of the loss of your mother ( Marlene). Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you all .

    Jerlene Price and Family from Virginia

  • Ron, Deb, Diana,

    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You all are in my thoughts. Sending Love & Light your way during this difficult time.

    Love ya’
    Becky Sowash