Myriam G. Place

September 10, 1939 ‒ November 29, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Myriam Place, age 78 of Delaware passed away at home Wednesday, November 29, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 10, 1939 in Nice, France to the late Lester and Madeline (Wright) Geary. A graduate of Willis High School in 1957, shortly afterwards she married AJ Place in Indiana. Together they shared 60 wonderful years raising their family in Delaware.

A dedicated wife and mother, she did it all, working two jobs. While working at the shipping department at Ranco, she raised a family of five; needless to say she was hard worker.  She was a devout Catholic and member of St. Mary Church.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and was an avid fan of sports and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She favored traveling: bus trips, cruises, and bowl games.  Described as a food enthusiast and fabulous cook, she was known for her famous cut out Christmas cookies and love of the holiday.

At times a bit stubborn, there was no question where one stood with Myriam, she always stood on the right side of humanity. Supporting every endeavor of her family, she will be remembered for her hard working ways and love of family.

She is survived by her husband AJ “Trigger”, children: Cherilyn (Chuck) Maleport of Ostrander, Cathleen Rider, twins Crissy (Joe) Amato and Geary, and Cyndi Place all of Delaware, treasured grandchildren: Danielle, Savannah, Sabrina Amato, Jessica Davis, Joshua Harris, Hayley, Corey, Cody, and Madison Place, 4 great-grandchildren, brother Ben Geary of Delaware. The family deeply appreciates the special care provided by son-in-law Chuck Maleport.

She was also preceded in death by son-in-law Doug Rider, grandson Tyler Place, sister Mary Kelley, and step-mother Margaret Geary.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. with 4:45 p.m. prayer services at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church, 82 E. William St., Delaware with Rev. Michael Watson Celebrant. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Health Hospice.

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  • My heart is heavy with the passing of Myriam. She was a very special woman. Funny, loving, happy, opinionated and much loved! Sorrow for her family left behind.

  • My love for Myriam (Gert to me) is undescribable…she was my cousin/ my sister and my friend.. she was opinionated…never giving in…but I loved her anyway. I will certainly miss her as will the entire family. She was very well loved.
    My heart felt condolences to Trig and her children and grandchildren. You all were blessed to have had her heart. With regrets and love for you all…Her Sissy

  • Your mom was a wonderful caring person who will be greatly missed. Although none of the kids played basketball when I did she attended several of my high school games to cheer me on!!! She made a difference to many!!!

  • Peace be with Miriam and her entire family. And to my Uncle Benny her brother for his loss. Love Dottie Ann

  • My heart is broken, I’m so glad our families were friends. What a wonderful woman your wife, sister, mother, & grandmother she is!

  • Thinking of you all. May Aunt Miriam rest in paradise until we see her again. Love and prayers from your Colorado family.

  • We are so very sorry for the loss of you dear mother. I know she is so proud of each of you and that her legacy lives on because you are living, breathing pieces of her heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort and peace.

  • Thinking of everyone…so glad all of you are able to be together and support each other…celebrate the good times!

  • We are so very sorry about the loss of your mom and thinking of you also, AJ. I will always remember her voice and love of her family. David always loved working with AJ and admired the entire family unity of you all. We send our heartf sympathy. Dave and Connie

  • It is a sad loss for the Geary family! She was loved by many and will be missed by many as well! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  • Mariam was all our moms! She always made me feel welcome, my home away from home! She would fuss at you too if your were doing something wrong! I always deserved it ! Her Christmas cookies are still one of my fondest childhood memories! Cathleen has keep that memory alive for me sending cooking in the mail for me! She will be deeply missed! Well done faithful servent ! Now you spend your days in paradise with your king ! Prayers for all the family! Love you ! Cora Adams

  • I am so saddened to hear about the loss of my aunt. Heartbroken for Uncle Trigger,all my cousins and my Dad. I wish we could have had more time together. Love to all of you! Please send me your cell numbers so we can get in touch.

  • To the place family we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Your mother was a very special lady she had a heart of gold and she would do anything for anybody your mom is going to be sadly missed by everyone and all I can say is that we are so sorry for your loss and may your mother rest and the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ with love always the Rayburn family