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Marjorie (Mardee) Meilander, 96, of Woods-field, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at Astoria Place of Barnesville. She was born in Cherry Valley, Ohio, on October 21, 1922, a daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Burkett Wentz.

She was a Lutheran by faith. Mardee was a retired elementary third grade teacher from Garfield Heights and Brunswick, Ohio. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling. She was a published author and poet.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel Meilander of Melbourne, Florida, and James (Joan) Meilander of Gualala, California; one daughter, Merry (Ed) Vargo, of Woodsfield; two grandchildren, Tom and Ron Vargo; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 26 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home in Woodsfield, with Rev. Sean Smith officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

Monroe County Beacon

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