Marlys F. Babcock

April 16, 1934 ‒ July 15, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio
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

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  • Our sincere sympathies to Marlys’ family. Tim and I will be out of town Monday and Tuesday, and will not be able to attend visiting hours or funeral for this fine lady. Such a gentle soul, she was generous with her graceful smiles.

    Patty Rice Groth

  • Marlys was a saint, the heavens have truly gained a beautiful angel. I’m so sorry for your loss. She will be truly missed.

  • Dear Family,
    I would like to express my warm condolences for your loss. It is never easy to deal with the loss of someone dear and close to us. Please take comfort in the wonderful hope the bible gives us for the near future at Revelation 21:4 which brings out “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” A time so beautiful to look forward to. So as the days go by and memories of your dear loved one fill your minds and hearts, may the GOD of all comfort embrace and hold you tight.

    L Blakey

  • Gram,

    I miss you and loved spending time with you.
    We enjoyed playing games and watching football together.
    I look forward to seeing you in heaven.
    Your pal, Isaac.

  • Marlys was a beautiful, thoughtful lady and fun to be around. I will miss not being able to share a smile and a wave from the other side of the church and talk with her afterwards. She loved her family and was so proud of you all! Isaac, you held a special place in her heart! She loved spending time with you and was so proud of you! May God wrap you all in his arms and give you peace. Remember her with love and laughter and all the wonderful times you shared. Keeping you my in thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace sweet lady! (I’m sorry, but I will be unable to attend the calling hours and service.).

  • It is always hard when we lose a love one and she will be missed . sending prayers to you and the family. I know Uncle George was there with open arms to greet her.

  • Our condolence are you the family, and our prayers are with the family to.
    I use to work with Marlys at Caleb V Smith , and she will be missed.
    Harold ( Rick) & Sharon McNeal

  • To my family I am so sorry to hear of your loss …please know my thoughts and prayers are with you…….Hugs
    Tammy Robillard
    (Jerry’s daughter)

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, Aunt Marlys will be genuinely missed. Praying for you all.

    Sandy Steinmetz
    (Jerry’s daughter)