WOOSTER – Marsha Anne SCHANBACHER, 69, of Wooster, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 in OSU East Hospital in Columbus..
She was born January 31, 1942 in Woodward, Oklahoma, the daughter of Chester and Bernice Bish LeMarr. She married Floyd Schanbacher on May 31, 1964. He survives.
She was a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State and a retired educator from Waynedale High School. Throughout her career as a teacher and beyond, she shared her love of literature and language with students, family and friends. She maintained a lifelong joy for the power, imagery, and emotion of words, art, and culture that was reinforced by her participation in the AAUW Book Club, the AAUW Book Sale, and her personal reading shared among friends,
Her frequent walks in the Secrest Arboretum, participation in exercise classes, circle of friends, and love of travel gave her a joy for life that was evident to all who knew her.
Though she dearly loved home, family, and friends, she also treasured her roots and friends in the West and Southwest. Her love of travel, other cultures, and cuisines were shared by her husband, children, and close friends; but her greatest delight was her family and four grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Cynthia A. (Ray) Smith of Oneida, NY and Brandon L. (Rebecca) Schanbacher of Gahanna, OH, grandchildren, Lauren and Marcus Smith and Avery and Wesley Schanbacher and a brother, Tom LeMarr of Palinville, OK.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends will be received following the 1:00 p.m. service on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster with the Rev. Larry Black officiating.
Contributions may be made to the The Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Wayne Co. Public Library, PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691.
The Secrest Arboretum, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or the Wayne Co. Public Library, PO Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St., Wooster
Following the Service