Biography: Marilyn M. Long, 77, of Bucyrus passed away Saturday March 5, 2016 at Bucyrus Community Hospital following complications from a recent surgery. Marilyn was born Aug. 18, 1938 in Bellefontaine, OH to the late Earnest P. and Effie L. (Varner) Bush. She was married June 10, 1956 to Harry Long who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter Dana VanAntwerp in 2004 and brother John Paul Bush.
Marilyn is also survived by daughters Lisa (Lawrence) Preisler, Richmond Heights, OH; Linda (George) Dawson, Mansfield; Denise (Ian) Long of Las Cassas, TN; grandchildren Shawn (Sarah) Stansbery; Effie (Drea) Stansbery; Shana VanAntwerp; Shannon (Kevin) VanAntwerp; great grandchildren Malea and Bristol; and step grandchildren Somer (Rob) Knipp and Allan (Mandie) Stansbery.
Marilyn graduated from Bellefontaine H.S. in 1956 and moved to Bucyrus in 1957. She last worked and retired from United Bank in Bucyrus. Marilyn was a member of the Amvets Ladies Aux; VFW 1899 Ladies Aux., and the Bucyrus Methodist Church. She was a major O.S.U. Buckeyes Fan and enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and she was a great cook. Most of all she loved spending time with her family which her life revolved around.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com.