November 24, 1927 - April 28, 2021
Marilyn Louise Gibboney (Iftner) died on 04/28/21. She passed away surrounded by her family. She was born Nov 24, 1927 to George W. Iftner and Anna Louise Schlosser Iftner. She was raised on her grandmother's farm on Grove City Road ("Dutch Pike"), near her current lifelong home. Marilyn is survived by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Deborah and grandchildren John and Maryann, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews. Marilyn loved her church, her family, her roots and her community. She was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grove City. She was the third generation of her family to attend St. John's (and with her grandchildren, now in the fifth generation). Marilyn taught Sunday School and was a member of Circle, Beacon's and a member of the quilters. Marilyn was a graduate of Grove City High School and Capital University Class of 1950. She taught High School english in the Xenia school system. Returned to Grove City in October 1953 when she married Max Gibboney at St John's Lutheran Church. They were together for 55 happy years. Continued to work as a substitute teacher in the South-Western City School District. Marilyn loved her roots and her community. She was passionate about history, especially local history. She realized the importance of maintaining ties with the past. She was a charter member of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society, instrumental in efforts to save the old Gantz farmhouse in the early 1980s, vice-president of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society 1988-1990, president of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society 1990-2004, contributed column "Our Pictorial Past" to local paper for many years, worked to restore Orders Road School and establish Century Village, crucial to organizing Grove City's Sesquicentennial celebration in 2002, presented with proclamation from Mayor Cheryl Grossman in December 2004, acknowledging her work to preserve the life of the community, and Grand Marshal of the Grove City Community Parade - 2008. Marilyn enjoyed traveling and camping with Max and her lifelong friends the Bishops and Koehler's. They made several extensive trips out west. In her golden year Marilyn remained active maintaining an extensive flower and vegetable garden, card club with her church friend and a monthly luncheon with her college friends from Capital University. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Friday, April 30, 2021 at Schoedinger Grove City, 3920 Broadway, Grove City. Funeral service will be 10 am Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street, Grove City. Pastor Seth Jersild officiating. Interment will follow at Grove City Cemetery. GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS. Memorial contributions in Marilyn's name can be made to St. John's Lutheran Church. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a special memory or extend condolences.
Marilyn Louise Gibboney (Iftner) died on 04/28/21. She passed away surrounded by her family. She was born Nov 24, 1927 to George W. Iftner and Anna Louise Schlosser Iftner. She was raised on her grandmother's farm on Grove City Road ("Dutch... View Obituary & Service Information
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