5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of Freeda Marlene Gawne
Marlene Gawne (nee Nash), 77, of Vermilion, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at her home after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 31, 1941 in Lodi and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 36 years moving from Berlin Heights.
Marlene worked as a supervisor for Lorain Products for 30 years retiring in 2001. She had also worked for Ponderosa and Walmart.
Marlene was passionate about nature and being in the outdoors. She loved camping and was a member of Country Road Sam's Chapter 47 which was affiliated with Good Sam Camp Grounds. She also enjoyed cooking, boating, gardening, crafts, horses, and her dog, Buddy.
She is survived by her father, Paul (Marlys) Nash of Eustis, FL, daughters, June Gawne of Vermilion and Judith (Robert) Cerreto of Amherst; grandson, Ken (Melissa) Watson; step grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas Cerreto; great grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Elizabeth, and Isaac; sister, Paula McKenna of Oak Hill, FL; and Roger Nash of Jemison, AL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Gawne; mother, Marilyn (nee Shick) Dennison; and her brother, Richard Nash.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion, Ohio. Inurnment will take place Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11am at Elmwood Cemetery, Lorain.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, OH 44053.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
5345 South Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
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