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Elodee J. Marbaugh, 75, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, in Van Wert, Ohio.
She was born on Friday, November 13, 1936, in Van Wert County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry E. and Edith E. (Snyder) Nye.
She married Thomas E. Marbaugh on August 21, 1954.
Elodee was a former member of the Willshire United Methodist Church, where she served as the treasurer for many years.
She was a charter member of the Van Wert and Mercer County Genealogy Society and authored several books about genealogy.
She was a homemaker and had served as clerk/treasurer for the Village of Wren. She had also worked at the Van Wert County Probate Court.
Among survivors are her husband, Thomas E. Marbaugh of Willshire; daughter Gayla Painter of Willshire; daughter Annette (Ronald) Schumm of Willshire; daughter Kelly Ross of Antwerp, Ohio; son Chris (Cecilia) Marbaugh of Willshire; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Elodee in death were a son-in-law, Lewis "Boose" Painter, and a brother in infancy.
Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 16, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17, also at the funeral home, Pastor Brad Kittle officiating.
Burial will follow in the Willshire Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Wren EMS, Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center or the Van Wert County Genealogy Society.