Marlys F. Babcock
April 16, 1934 ‒ July 15, 2016
Formerly of Galion, Ohio
Marlys F. Babcock, 82 of Mansfield and formerly of Galion passed away Friday morning, July 15, 2016 at Ohio Health MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.
She was born April 16, 1934 in Luverne, Minnesota and was the daughter of August and Frieda (Bruemmer) Jauert. On April 28, 1957 she married George A. Babcock and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage until his passing on November 24, 2004.
Marlys is survived by her daughter Shawna (Jim) Bechtel of Oak Harbor; her son, Kevin (Brenda) Babcock of Galion; four grandchildren, Kurtis and Isaac Babcock, Lucas and Kathleen Bechtel; great grandchild Chandler Babcock; three sisters, Elda Trisko of Luverne, Minnesota, Ardoth (Vernon) Kraetsch of Windom, Minnesota and Marilyn (Ron) Wright of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Galion and worked at the former PECO II where she was an assembler. Marlys had previously worked at the former Caleb V. Smith Co. in Galion and also Deca Manufacturing Co. in Lexington and the National Rifle Association where she was a senior clerk in the accounting department. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren. Marlys enjoyed reading and volunteered as a Red Cross office phone volunteer. She donated over 14 gallons of blood. Marlys was a phone caller for Eyes and Ears for Christ at her church. She loved watching football games, her favorite teams being The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minnesota Vikings. Marlys was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time with her pets.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Roger Jauert and sister Dolores Schaffer.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 with Rev. Matt Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Crawford County Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Marlys Babcock, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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