Marlyn Joy Hemans
April 16, 1926 ‒ March 27, 2018
Marlyn Cochran Hemans, 91, of Delaware passed away late Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018 at the Inn at Olentangy Trail.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 16, 1926 to the late Wesley P. Cochran, Sr. and Vella (Furich) Cochran and later graduated from Carrick High School in Pittsburgh and Robert Morris Business School of Pittsburgh. In 1947, she married Almer C. Hemans the love of her life. Marlyn and Al owned and operated the Short Stop convenience store in Delaware until Al’s untimely death in 1977. Marlyn was a fiercely independent woman and went on to have a long career at McCloy Financial Services.
Marlyn greatly loved her family and community. She was President of the Baldwin Borough Women’s Club of Pittsburgh, PA and President of the Delaware County United Way. Marlyn also served on the Board of Directors of People In Need, the Delaware Women’s Club, and the River Oaks Condominium Association.
A very bright and very well read individual, she always kept up on current events and enjoyed having lively discussions about them.
Marlyn loved sporting events and never missed an event that her “Boys” or grandchildren participated in. She was an avid Steeler Fan and loved the Buckeyes. Marlyn also loved collecting and visiting lighthouses and knew the history of all of her collection. Most of all she enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her family, especially in her favorite vacation spots in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Mark (Beth), Scott (Cathy), and Kurt (Sheila); grandchildren, Doug and Brett Hemans, Brenda (Mark) Himmel, and Christopher (Sarah) Hemans; brother, Wesley P. Cochran, Jr.
A private family graveside service will be held at Kingwood Memorial Park. Celebration of life services will be held at a later date.
Contributions in Marlyn’s memory may be made to the United Way of Delaware County or the American Heart Association.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.
To share a fond memory of Marlyn or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com