Marilyn J. George, age 73 of New Weston, Ohio passed away at 6:45 A.M. Monday July 25, 2011 at her residence. Marilyn was born June 4, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio and the daughter of the late Henry and Hazel (Baker) Harness.
She was retired as a Respiratory Therapist retiring from Coldwater Hospital. Marilyn was a member of the Silver Sneakers, the Rosehill Country Church, had served as Mayor of New Weston and was very involved with her family. Marilyn had performed at the New Weston Days Parade as well as many other venues as a clown and known affectionately as “Heartsy the Clown”.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Bill, Bob and Henry Harness.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters Dawn Peffly or Richmond, Indiana and Beth Combs of Greenville. She has 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, Brothers Jack Harness of New Carlisle, Jim Harness of Florida and Buster Bash of Lewisburg. Sisters Dottie Schramm of Winter Haven, Florida, Betty Pelaston of Troy, Barbara George of Lewisburg and Nancy Bash of Boston, Massachusetts. Also several nieces and nephews.
Marilyn had requested her body be donated to the Ohio State University College of Medicine but a Memorial Service has been schedules for 4:00 P.M. Saturday July 30, 2011 at the Rosehill Country Church with Pastor Don Brode officiating.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Darke County Cancer Association.
Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.