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Marlyn (Jones) Lawrence

July 18, 1923 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 94)

Marlyn Lawrence passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at age 94. Born in Sterling Ohio July 18th,1923 to Jay Spangler Jones and Celia (Steiner) Jones, she grew up in Sterling where her grandfather had the Steiner, later Steiner-Maibach, Department Store, graduated from Sterling High and a secretarial school. After her fiancé Robert Clippinger was killed in WWII, she later married John Roland Lawrence who predeceased her.  They made a home in Barberton, and she continued to work for Babcock &Wilcox and then for McNeil Machine and Engineering - the latter as an executive secretary. She was active in the Barberton Christian Church where she taught Sunday school and rewarded her class with bus trips. She was very active in her favorite charity, Cartie’s Kids, and contributed to many, many others.  She was an ‘Aunty Mame’, with interests in dancing, sporty cars, riding on the back of motorcycles, complex investments (learned as a child on her grandfather's knee), pro football and clothes (appearing on a list of best dressed women in the Akron Beacon Journal). An only child, she was the last in her line, being survived by her guardian, Joseph Huber, Jr. and her husband’s nieces and nephews,Julia Huber,Russel Lawrence,Carole Maurer and James Lawrence.      Particular thanks go to the staff at The Briarwood for years of kind and thoughtful care and to AseraCare Hospice for all they did for her.  Remembrances may be made to Cartie’s Kids, 873 N. Columbine Dr., Barberton, OH 44203. There will be no calling hours. 


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