GENEVA — Ida Mae Marrison, age 100, former New Lyme Township and Ashtabula Township resident, died Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at Rae-Ann Geneva Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a resident the past year.
Mrs. Marrison was born Dec. 20, 1912, in Rome Township, the daughter of John J. and Gladys (Potter) Callander and has been an Ashtabula Co. resident all of her life. She was a 1931 graduate of Rome High School.
She was a member of Kingsville First Baptist Church and former member of Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, the Saybrook United Methodist Church where she was involved with the United Methodist Women and the Mary Elizabeth Circle and attended the Riverview United Methodist Church when wintering in Florida. Mrs. Marrison enjoyed reading, especially history, quilting, gardening and fishing. She was always known to the great-grandchildren as “Cookie Grandma”.
Her survivors include three daughters, Marcia C. (John) Viglione of Tustin, Calif., Nancy L. (Russ) Louden of Kingsville Township and Judith E. (Al) Eager of Ashtabula Township; two step-sons, Melvin E. (Evelyn) Marrison and Robert N. (Adrienne) Marrison, both of New Lyme Township; a step-daughter-in-law, Ann Marrison of New Lyme Township; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene (Howard) Hart of Austinburg Township and Wilma Scoville of Ashtabula; and her only surviving uncle at the age of 103, Harold Potter of Hartsgrove Township.
All that preceded her in death were her parents; her first husband, George Creed whom she married on August 21, 1934 at the Rome Presbyterian Church, died in 1965; and her second husband Levi Marrison, whom she married on Dec. 17, 1967 at the Saybrook United Methodist Church, died in 1996; and a step-son, Lester C. Marrison.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, at Kingsville First Baptist Church, 6003 St. Rt. 193, Kingsville, with the Rev. David Hines officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.