Marthalee Schaub

June 29, 1928 ‒ September 03, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ending her 88 years in her earthly body, Marthalee Schaub died on September 3, 2016. She was born to Frank and Inez (Stasel) Wolverton on June 29, 1928.

Marthalee married Fred Schaub on September 3, 1950. They lived most of their married life in Mount Vernon, Ohio. They joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1952 and remained faithful members throughout their life.

Marthalee was an avid Girl Scouter for most of her 80+ years. She enjoyed nature and the outdoors, taking many trips with Fred after his retirement to pursue these loves.

She leaves behind four children, James (Maureen) Schaub, Rebecca (James) Pfister, Nancy (Robert) MacDonald, and Andrew (Christine) Schaub. In addition, she will be missed by her 11 grandchildren James, Mary, Stacey, Sarah, Katie, Alex, Blake, Derek, Jack, Ellie, and Lauren and her 7 great-grandchildren including her most recent who was born one day prior to her death.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Warner Wolverton and her sister, Mary Wolverton.

Calling hours and funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Calling hours will begin at 9:30 a.m. with funeral service at 11a.m. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery after the funeral. Friends and family are invited back to the church after the graveside service for lunch and fellowship.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio in Marthalee’s memory.

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  • Marthalee is a treasure to me – always will be! As the hymn states, “For all the saints who from their labors rest, alleluia!” Rest in peace dear soul – you inspired all of us to keep a positive outlook and to always be willing to help those who need it most. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us in your own special way.

  • Becky and family, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I first met her as a shy, young teen joining the Girl Scouts. Although I didn’t stick with it, your mom remembered me through the years always offering a warm smile and words of support for my career. She was a special lady!

  • So sorry for your loss Martha was a wonderfull lady and devoted scout leader. I knew her many years ago when i was also a leader.

  • I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Martha Lee was such a huge part of my life growing up. She was my girl scout leader from 4th grade all the way through high school to my senior year. I was part of the last troop of girl scouts she led.
    Your mother was so dedicated to me and the other girls. Four of us remained in her troop through high school. She took us on many road trips near and far, as well as camp outs at Camp Wakatomika and Camp Cornish. She always had us singing in the van and playing games at camp. She taught us how to dream big, she encouraged us to lead, and she showed us the joy in helping others. She was such a strong woman and really made me believe I could do anything.
    Thank you so much for sharing your mother with us. She was not just our Girl Scout leader. She loved us and cared for us and we are all better people because of the influence she had on our lives. I am forever grateful for all she did for me. I wish I were able to come to Ohio to pay my respects to her. I just wanted you to know that she was loved and appreciated by me and her other girl scouts.
    I hope that your wonderful memories of her bring your family comfort. She was a one of a kind. God bless your family.

  • Nancy & Becky and family,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you at this difficult time. Your mom was always a role model to everyone in our generation in church. As adults she always would say hello and want to know how our son was doing and wished us well. Love, Marty (Lord) Trese

  • My sympathy to Marthalee’s family. I first met Marthalee when I was a high school graduate looking for a job. Marthalee was expecting their first child,
    therefore leaving the workforce, she was very kind helping me learn the job.
    I talked to Marthalee several times over the years, she was a wonderful lady.
    Kathryn Nauman Williams

  • We will so miss Marthalee! She has been a great neighbor and friend. We loved all of her stories and will miss her visits. We enjoyed watching her outdoors always pondering in many different things. She was one special lady who dearly loved her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Matt and Kathy Haire

  • Jim, Rebecca, Nancy & families; so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great life time friend, & gal, to all my family. We are praying for you in this desperate time of need. Love you all, Steve & Ruth Ann.

  • Andy,
    So sorry for your loss. I will forever remember your mom from the Wiggin St. days, her smile and kindness and well she was a bandmom too. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My sympathy to Marthalee’s family. She was an awesome person. She was my Girl Scout leader and was so influential in my life. Because of her, I have had a life long love of nature, hiking, and enjoying the out of doors. My husband was so amazed that I knew survival skills better than he learned in the military – all skills I learned about being out of doors from Marthalee. She helped so many young girls to be independent and confident. She has left her mark in our lives.

  • We are so sorry to have just learned of Marthalee’s passing. We are just so glad that she attended the Cooper reunion a couple weeks ago and we got to visit with her and catch up. Both your Mom & Dad were an inspiration to both Bill and me as we have known them since we first moved to Mt. Vernon back in 1967. They were a big part of our lives – and our church lives. And we missed your Dad so much when he passed at such a young age. We will miss Marthalee too even though we haven’t seen her as much since we moved to Grove City and then Springfield. We always waited for her unique Christmas letter telling of her adventures. She just told me that last year was her last one – little did she know how true that was! We watched you kids all grow up to such productive adults making contributions to society just like your parents always did. I know that they were so proud of each of you and especially when you completed the highest ranking in scouting. We hope you will stay in touch as we love to hear about all your lives and activities. Love to all and again our deepest condolences.
    Janet & Bill Heater (Dave & Tom too).

  • Sharon and I are so sad to hear of Marthalee’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we truly enjoyed her visits to Florida with mom. She loved sitting by our pool listening to nature and watching her eagle cam. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family during this hard time.