Mount Vernon News
  • Marian E. Edgar

  • March 1, 2010

MANSFIELD — Marian Elizabeth Edgar, 87, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Winchester Terrace.

Born Feb. 10, 1923, in Knox County, she was the daughter of Walter Dale and Mildred Elizabeth (Miller) Gessling. She graduated from Danville High School in 1940 and retired from Westinghouse Corp. The matriarch and pillar of the family, Marian was loved and will be missed by her entire family.

She is survived by one sister, Lois Jean Holt of Danville; two sisters-in-law, Inez Gessling and Kathy Gessling, both of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews, including her caregivers, Connie Kittle of Wooster and Sherry Riggenbach of Mansfield, Linda Zody, MaryEllen Ramsey, Charles Gessling, Neal Gessling, Bruce Yanoshek, Mark Yanoshek, Susan Payne, Jeff Gessling, Cindy Roseberry, Bonnie Gieseler, Blaine Holt and Elaine Young; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Harold Edgar, whom she married Aug. 24, 1946; sisters, Leora Zody and Donna Yanoshek; brothers, Maurice and Frank Gessling; two nephews, William Gessling and David Yanoshek; and one niece, Nancy Zody.

A celebration of life will be observed Saturday, March 6, at 1 p.m. at the home of her niece, Sherry Riggenbach, 221 Hilltop Road, Ontario. Memorial contributions may be made to S.T.O.P., 1152 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Marian Edgar. Online guest registry at



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