LISBON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Marilyn Jean (Gantz) Deeter 82, Lisbon, died at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center, Salem.
She was born on September 6, 1938, in Carrollton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Albert and Annabel (Thompson) Gantz.
Marilyn was a lifetime area resident and a member of the Rogers Assembly of God Church for over 25 years. She was a devout Christian and shared her love with those around her. She was an active member of the ladies group of the church and took a missionary trip to Africa.
Marilyn was known for her delicious pies she made, as well as the other cooking she did. She loved to listen to gospel music and go out dancing. In good weather, she liked boating at Tappan Lake, as well as West Branch Lake.
She is survived by her husband, Lynn Morris Deeter whom she married on July 22, 1991; her children, Deborah Byers of Iowa, Kimberly Beckley of Texas and Kathy (Jerry) Fiene of Tennessee; stepchildren, Scott (Melissa) Deeter of East Palestine, Matthew (Doni) Deeter of New Galilee, Pennsylvania and Denise (Scott) Gane of East Palestine; sister, Shirley O’Hanlon of Beloit, as well as many grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild and siblings, Thomas, Richard and Donald Gantz and Cheryl Syx.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 4:00 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Community Church, 1993 Waterford Road, East Palestine, Ohio, with the Rev. Kenneth Stull officiating. A time of visitation will be from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., prior to the service.
Arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.
A television tribute will air Friday, January 15 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.