Marian P. Nelson, at age 86, of Ravenna passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at her residence. She was born May 5, 1927 in Aurora, Ohio to the late Pierre and Esther (Howard) Payne. Mrs. Nelson has lived in Ravenna most of her life and retired from Ravenna City Schools, where she was an attendance officer. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Ravenna and belonged to the Christian Women's Fellowship.
Survivors include her children, Arden Dennis (Nancy) Nelson of Novelty, Ohio, Ronald A. (Dianne) Nelson of Chesterland, Neal R. (Joy) Nelson of Mentor, Lori Quin of Chardon, 13 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings Richard Payne of Bainbridge, Duane Payne of Ravenna, Paula Kline of Green and Carolyn Payne of Ravenna. Preceding her in death after 46 years of marriage was her husband Arden Nelson, their son Terry and her siblings Irene Wymer and Oliver Payne. All family and friends are invited to a "Celebration and Time of Remembering" of Marian's life. This event will be held at the First Christian Church of Ravenna in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 5-8 PM. Private family services were held with burial at Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna, Ohio. The family requests memorials be made to Robinson Memorial Hospice or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.
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