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In Memory of
Marilyn L. Ely
September 20, 1929 - December 31, 2018

Memorial service at a later date

Marilyn L. Ely, age 89 passed away peacefully December 31, 2018 at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio after a brief illness. Born in Euclid, Ohio on September 20,1929, to Kenneth and Margaret Odell, Marilyn was the youngest of three children. Marilyn graduated from Euclid Shore High School in 1947 and attended Ohio University.

She was an active homemaker and mother of five children, married to Carl E. Ely for 67 years, until his death in 2016. They raised their family in Euclid and Mentor, Ohio, where they enjoyed tennis, sailing, boating, travel, and were long time members of Mentor Harbor Yachting Club. Marilyn was an active member of the Acadia Garden Club and a charter member of the new Cleveland Botanical Garden. Later in retirement, they spent winters in Jensen Beach, Fl, and moved there full time in 2013. Marilyn was very creative, an involved mom, played piano, was a wonderful homemaker, seamstress, and an accomplished cook, hosting countless memorable dinner parties and family holiday celebrations.

Marilyn is predeceased by parents, Kenneth K. and Margaret L. Odell, brothers, Bob (Ruth)Odell, Jack (Michelle) Odell, son, John Bradford Ely, and grandson, William Bentley.

Survived by children Carolyn Bentley of Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan (Tom)Staebler of Westerville, Ohio, Barbara Ely of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Carl T. (Karen)Ely of Mentor, Ohio, 4 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Thank you to all her kind friends and caregivers at Feridean Commons in Westerville, Ohio.

There will be a memorial service in Mentor, Ohio at a later date.
Contributions may be made to your favorite charity, or the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA, 50037-0839.


Linda Beucler

Jan 8, 2019

Sue, I am so sorry about the passing of your mom. Although I did not know her long, she was a lovely sweet lady, who we were enjoying playing Rummikub with. Her face just lite up the first time she sat down to play. So hard to lose someone you love, but coupled with Tom's dad, and the holiday's it has to be difficult. My heart goes out to you, Tom, and your family..... Thoughts and prayers, Linda Beucler, Westerville