Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


“Together Again”

Marilyn R. Meigs, 96, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2023 at the Wayne County Care Center.

A private family service will be held with Pastor John Finn officiating.  Burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Marilyn was born on October 2, 1926 in Canton, Ohio to George H. and Ruth R. Heyman Lahm.  She married Arthur W. Meigs on June 21, 1955. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2015.

Marilyn was a 1944 graduate of Wooster High School.  Upon graduation, she worked in the family jewelry store, Lahm Jewelers.   Marilyn enjoyed volunteering at Wooster Community Hospital, serving as a pink lady for over forty years.  A long-time member of Trinity United Church of Christ, she served as a member of the Women’s Guild and as a breakfast program volunteer.  Marilyn opened her home to host international students on many occasions.  She also enjoyed traveling with Art, taking many trips throughout the United States and internationally.

Marilyn took great pride in raising and caring for her family.  She supported her children and grandchildren in their many school activities and sporting events.  Marilyn is survived by her three children; Cindy (Doug) Henshaw, Doug (Clarica) Meigs, both of Wooster, and Susanne Meigs of Columbus.  She is also survived by four grandchildren; Dan and Jill Henshaw, Chris and Spencer Meigs; along with many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Pam Bush.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister Jean (Bill) Simpson.

Those who wish may make contributions to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd, Wooster, OH 44691.

The family would like to extend gratitude and thanks to the staffs of Danbury Senior Living, Wayne County Care Center and Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare for their compassionate care of Marilyn.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Doug, Cindy, Jojo, Doug, Sue and the grandchildren, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother and Pam, your aunt. As we lose the women in our community that were the backbone of keeping things going through volunteer work, and the hospitality of their homes and lives, I grieve, too. Your loss is our loss as well. May God bless and comfort you as you pull together as a family.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss.

    Neighbors Stub and Jean Hastings

  3. Doug,

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Please know that you, Jo Jo and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Susi and Joe Raghanti

  4. Sue (our 2Z) and family – Wishing you condolences for your loss and gratitude for your having shared your lovely mom. Her kitchens were always happy places for me growing up. She was just the nicest mom around.

  5. To all who knew and loved Marilyn we extend our deepest sympathy !
    James and Susan Clyde


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