WOOSTER — Marilee Strine, 76, of Wooster, the wife, mother and sister of our hearts, died appropriately on Mother’s Day morning, Sunday, May 11, 2008, in Wooster Community Hospital after a 10-year battle with cancer.
Marilee was born July 30, 1931, near Red Haw, the daughter of the late Orren and Lenore (Jones) Hines. She was a 1949 graduate of Congress High School and she attended North Central College in Naperville, Ill. She was a homemaker before she began working at Elegant Fashions in Loudonville and later at William Annat Department Store in Wooster. She was a resident of Wooster the past 10 years, living near Loudonville for many years, where she was a member of the United Methodist Church of Loudonville and Missionary Society/United Methodist Women of the church, the Loudonville Progressive Mother’s Club and the Mohican Quilters Club. She was also a former 4-H advisor of the Loudonville Loyal Lassies. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting.
Marilee was a friendly, outgoing person who was a great lover of conversation, and she never met a stranger. She was known to love, coddle and pamper her family through many trials and tribulations.
She is survived by her husband, Orlo W. Strine, whom she married Sept. 13, 1953; her four daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Thomas Beechy of Douglasville, Ga., Jane and Chuck Knight of Loudonville, Joy Sprang of Loudonville and Jill Ryan of Millersburg; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sandi Strine of Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Danny) Keen, Michael Beechy, Melissa Beechy, John Strine Jr., Jenne (Josh) Ward, Dan (Sarah) Knight, Brandon Knight, Jessica Sprang and Allen Ryan; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Viola Fair of Ashland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jenny Strine; a grandson, Joel Thomas Beechy; and a brother, Marion “Bud” Hines.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. in United Methodist Church of Loudonville with the Rev. Marta Mathatas officiating. Burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, 124 N. Market St., Loudonville, OH 44842; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Online condolences may be made at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.