We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Paul R. Young Funeral Home
Marian passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on June 1, 2022 at the age of 98. She was born to Marie (nee Klein) and Andrew Mack in Cincinnati, Ohio on August 13, 1923. She grew up in Dunlap with her brother and three sisters, enjoying all the whimsical shenanigans of rural children coming of age in the 1930s. She loved to tell stories of the fearlessness she and her siblings had in their younger years, whether it was eating something wildly questionable or racing down Old Colerain Avenue on an ironing board on top of an old Red Flyer Wagon.
Marian met the love of her life, Paul, at the church of their childhood in Dunlap. She grew up singing as a soloist in church and was often called upon to sing at weddings and other events. She graduated from Colerain High School and then headed into the workforce to help support her family. She took jobs in the city at Kroger and 5/3 Bank, helping support her family while also taking courses at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Paul, like many young men of the day, headed to Europe in the service of the United States Army during WWII. When he returned after the war they were married, enjoying over 65 years of marriage together until his passing in 2013. Through thick and thin, their faith, devotion and love kept them always hopeful for the future. They settled in Mt. Healthy where they raised their family, started their business Paul R. Young Funeral Homes, and were active at Mt. Healthy E.U.B. (later United Methodist) Church. Marian enjoyed being apart of the Order of the Eastern Star, organizing church events, assisting with church camps, and also serving as a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She also still enjoyed singing in church and at other events for friends. She and Paul later moved out to Okeana where they continued to be active in their church and also host events for many other churches. Marian was a gifted and hospitable hostess who loved to share her home with friends and family. Many a family holiday gathering was held at Marian's home, where she would lavish her family with gifts, home-cooked dinners, and the best pies around.
Marian was the beloved wife of the late Paul R. Young, Sr.; devoted mother of Paul Young, Jr. and Beverly Young; loving grandmother to six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; survived by dear sisters Kathleen, Barbara, sister-in-law Glenda, and several nieces and nephews; and preceded in death by siblings Andrew (Bud) and Thelma, as well as her parents. Services for Marian will be held privately by her family, but donations in her memory may be made to the Christian Village Communities.
Marian's faith sustained her throughout her life, especially when life was challenging to sustain. Adversity that was meant to crush her spirit only served to deepen her faith. She treasured scriptures, poems, lyrics and little reminders of God's love and provision. When times were tough or when you fell ill she would say, "You're covered in the blood of Jesus." When people were difficult and change was hard to adjust to she'd say, "Some things are round, some are square, things are different everywhere. There's cold in the ice and heat in the flame, but oh what fun we're not the same." When the day was complete and it was time to sleep she would say, "Angels watching over you." And now you, Marian. Now you get to lift your angelic voice in heavenly chorus with the angels themselves.
"Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come,
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far and grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me, His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be, as long as life endures.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail, and mortal life shall cease
I shall possess within the veil, a life of joy and peace."
...AND GRACE SHALL LEAD ME HOME