Marvene E. Koch, 89, of Circleville, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016, at Berger Hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Saltcreek Twp., Pickaway County, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Belle (Jadwin) Koch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Winfield (Margaret) Koch; sister and brother-in-law, Grace (Merlo) Fetherolf; and best friend, Jayne Kohn.
Marvene was a 1944 graduate of Saltcreek Twp. High School and retired from Verizon (formerly General Telephone) in 1985 after 39 years of service. She was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of Pickaway Senior Center.
Marvene loved children, both good and bad; her friends and family; and helping others in any way she could. She enjoyed traveling and often made arrangements for trips with her church family and friends.
She was a wonderful cook and baker. She won many ribbons at the Pumpkin Show and the Pickaway County Fair for her baked goods, watermelon pickles, peanut brittle, various jellies and her famous Angel Food cake.
Marvene is survived by her nephew, Roger (Bonnie) Koch; great-nephew, Ryan (Heidi) Koch; great-niece, Caryn (Caleb) Esterline; cousins, Virginia Koch, Nolene (Jack) Kelley and Dale Koch; very good friends, Lynn (Larry) Kraus, Sam and Nancy Weller, Clyde Kohn and his daughters, Tonita and Anita, and their children; many other friends; and her very special canine companion, Coco.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 135 E. Mound St., Circleville, with The Rev. Dr. Gerhard Kraus officiating. Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Circleville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran Preschool at the address above.
To share a memory of Marvene, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal