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Marian M Wise

August 18, 1944 ~ April 25, 2017 (age 72)

Marian M. Wise passed away at home on April 25, due to complications of a stroke suffered on March 30.  She was 72 years old.

Marian was born in Dewey, Oklahoma on August 18, 1944, to Alfred M. and Florence Parrish and was raised in Dewey.  She attended the Dewey Public School, and graduated in May of 1962.

Her family moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming that year and she went there later that year.  She worked at the Walgreen Drug Store and on May 30, 1963, she met her future husband Jack Wise.  They were married on August 30, 1963 and moved to Laramie, Wyoming where her husband, Jack was employed as a city police officer.  They made an abrupt career change and moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma where Jack went to work for REDA Pump Company.

On October 24, 1964, Marian gave birth to their first daughter, Lisa JoAnn.  They were transferred back to Thermopolis Wyoming.  They spent 15 years working in the Rocky Mountain Division of REDA.

During that time Marian gave birth to their second daughter, Linda Renee' on February 17 1971.  Along with being a wife and mother, Marian was active in a number of charitable clubs.  One of her greatest joys was helping people in need.  She always remained anonymous in her giving, and it brought her happiness to see her handy work.

She always did things for her family to surprise them.  She bought a fourth interest in an air plane for her husband and paid for his flying lessons.  Jack would always say after that "I need to be careful what I'm wanting, cause she just might buy it for me!"  They both enjoyed the time they flew, and went on many trips in their plane.

Marian worked for Walmart in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for 15 years before moving to Coshocton, Ohio.

Marian and Jack moved to Coshocton on November 2nd, 2002, after they had come to Ohio for a visit with their younger daughter, and Marian bought a house.  Marian went back to work at Walmart in Coshocton.    She really enjoyed meeting the public and was very outgoing.  She retired from Walmart in 2010 and was active in helping her husband grow flowers and keep the house.

She collected spoons from all over the U.S. and the World.  Jack would bring her the collector spoons from all of the countries he travelled to during his work.  Marian had a collection of angels that she loved and cherished.  She would always make sure anyone she knew that became ill, had a pocket angel to assist them during their time of need.

Marian enjoyed sports and football was her best sport to watch.  She loved the college teams of her Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and now the exciting Ohio State Buckeyes.

She was an avid fan of NASCAR Racing and followed her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon until he retired.  She then started following Kyle Bush and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  She would be glued to the coverage of the Olympics every 4 years.

Marian is survived by her loving husband Jack W. Wise of the home.  They were married over 53 years.  Her two daughters, Lisa J. and her husband Mitchell Seim of Owasso Oklahoma, and Linda R. and her husband Eric Ames of Coshocton, Ohio.  Her five grandsons and one granddaughter, and two great granddaughters.  She is survived also by her brother, Wendell Parrish of Denver, Colorado, a sister, Rita Jo Putney of Big Piney, Wyoming, and a sister Carolyn Cox, of Byron Wyoming.

She had numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

It can be said of Marian that she was a caring and loving person who lived her life as God would have wanted her, and did the right things without being asked, or wanting credit from her peers.  She will be truly missed by her husband and family, and her four legged furry pets and those who knew her.

Friends may call at The Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio on Sunday April 30, 2017 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  A graveside funeral service will be held in South Lawn Cemetery on Monday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Larry Massie officiating.

 Service Information

April 30, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home
639 Main St
Coshocton, OH 43812

Graveside Service
May 1, 2017

11:00 AM
South Lawn Cemetery

Coshocton, Ohio 43812

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