Marilyn K. Nolan, 73, Newcomerstown, passed away early Friday evening, July 4, 2014, in the Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia.
Marilyn was born in Newcomerstown on May 28, 1941, and was preceded in death by her parents, Waldo D. Meeks, who died in 1981, and Helen E. Scherer Meeks, who died in 2005.
She was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Class of 1959. Marilyn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown, where she served as a council member and as a volunteer for Vacation Bible School.
Along with her husband, Marilyn was the owner and operator of Nolan's Carry Out, Newcomerstown, for over 41 years. Prior to that, Marilyn was the produce clerk at the former Thompson's IGA for seven years.
Marilyn enjoyed reading books which covered all topics and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her time watching her grandchildren participate in all their sporting events. Marilyn became known as the "wrestling grandma" while watching her grandsons participate in wrestling. She baked and provided meatloaf dinners for all of the members of the Coshocton High School wrestling team during their matches.
In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. "Beanie" Nolan, Newcomerstown, who died on Sept. 13, 2001. Marilyn and "Beanie" were married on Aug. 28, 1959.
Marilyn is survived by her two sons, Barry E. and wife Susan Nolan, Coshocton, and Bradly A. Nolan, Newcomerstown. She also leaves her four grandchildren, Kemp E. and wife Sarah (Lafferty) Nolan, Ocean Springs, Miss., Shea A. and husband Judson Renner, Coshocton, Seth R. Nolan, Braintree, Mass., and Hannah K. Nolan, Newcomerstown. Also surviving are a great-grandson, Jace A. Renner, Coshocton; a second great-grandson expected in the near future; and cousins, Barbara Meeks and Robert "Butch" Meeks, both of Cambridge, and Gloria Johnson, Newcomerstown.
Funeral services to celebrate Marilyn's life were Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in the Ourant Funeral Hom, Newcomerstown. Pastor Kenneth Hacker of St. Paul Lutheran Church conducted the services.
Burial followed in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens, Keene Township.
The family is requesting that memorials be made in Marilyn's name to either St. Paul Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Stark Counties, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.