GRANVILLE — Marian Benoy Feldmiller, 84, of Granville, formerly of Dublin, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Kendal at Granville Continuing Care Community.
Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Canton, Marian was the daughter of Carrol and Florence (Grubb) Benoy. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School, and received a degree in French from Miami University in 1948, where she was a Delta Gamma. She married Bob Fryman and lived in Oxford for many years, enjoying bowling, playing bridge, and serving as a member of the Bar Auxiliary.
She then moved into another phase of her life, earning a degree in Interior Design from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. Her eye for color and design were remarkable, and she had a successful career with Steelcase in Grand Rapids, then with Thomas Ruff Co. in Columbus.
She married her high school friend, Vic Feldmiller in 1984, and their love for each other was obvious to all who spent time with them. They particularly enjoyed Road Scholar (Elderhostel) programs in the U.S. and abroad, as well as visiting National Parks — anything to get them close to nature. Marian was kind and funny even as Parkinson’s disease claimed her health, and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Marian is survived by her husband, Vic Feldmiller; daughter, Jennifer (Bob) McLaughlin; son, John Fryman; sister, Joan (Bob) Menson; stepson, David Feldmiller; stepdaughter, Vicki (Tom) Nikoncyk; grandchildren, Ryan McLaughlin, Scott, Emily and Grace Feldmiller; and numerous friends.
The family will hold a private interment service at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell, 450 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH 43065. (The funeral home is located on West Olentangy Street/Powell Road/ State Route 750 — mile east of Sawmill Parkway.) Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home. There will also be a reception at Kendal at Granville on Jan. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Art Museum, Hospice of Central Ohio or The Michael J. Fox Fund for Parkinson Research.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.