Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Accepting her cancer diagnosis with dignity and grace, Marilyn G. Akins, 87, of Wooster lost her brave and courageous battle after fighting the good fight surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
She was born May 23, 1931 in Loudonville to Glenn and Ella Arnholt. She married Willis Akins, Jr. on June 29, 1950. He preceded her in death on August 25, 2013. They had been married 63 years.She graduated from Big Prairie High School in 1949 as class Secretary/Treasurer. She was a member of the Shreve United Methodist Church and an avid Cleveland sports fan. She enjoyed working outside in her lawn.  
Known by family and friends as a kind hearted person who would help anyone, she never retired from being Mom as her children were her life. She welcomed many into her home where they stayed and soon came to call her Mom as well. Her most treasured times were spent with her children and grandchildren, as family always came first to her. We will miss her unconditional love and support.
Marilyn’s first job was at the well-known local business, Annats Department Store. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years. Her most cherished job was at United Titanium in Shreve, where she made lifelong friends with co-workers. Her most recent job experiences were with the Wayne County Fair Board, the Wayne County Map Office, and at the bookstore at OSU ATI.
She is survived by children, Robert (Karen), Thomas, and Cheryl Simmons of Wooster, Gregory of Millersburg and Deborah (Patrick) of Delaware; grandchildren Bobbi Dees, Cole, Hayley, Lance, Taylor and Tanner Akins and Samuel and Elyssa Tedeschi; great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Clayton Arnholt, sister Verda Glasgo, and sister-in-law Nancy Arnholt; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son James (Pete); sisters, Glenna Hom and Eileen Smail, brothers Jacob and Eugene Arnholt.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Rev. Michael Grant officiating.   Interment will follow in Newkirk Cemetery.  
Friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road,Wooster, OH.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare Hospice team and nurse Keri, family, friends, and neighbors who stopped in to give her their caring support.

Memorial Contributions
Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home

One hour prior to the service on Tuesday


  1. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. Respectfully, Cynthia


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