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Marilyn JohnstonMarilyn Johnston (nee Tschofen), 77 years old of Elyria, Ohio passed away at University Hospitalís Elyria Medical Center on Thursday, May 18, 2017 following a sudden illness

Mrs. Johnston was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 24, 1939 and lived in Elyria since 1964. She retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse at O'Neill Health Care in North Ridgeville (formerly Center Ridge). She was a member of Christ Church and was active with their Golden Guardians. She also was a member of Love, Inc. whose purpose was to assist those in need. After her retirement she enjoyed singing, reading, and continued to volunteer at O'Neill Health Care.

Surviving her are four children, Robin (Gus) Phillips of Douglasville, Georgia, Scott (Jean) Johnston of Wellington, Denise (Tom ) Fortney and Kerri (Chris) Webster both of Elyria; twelve grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jan Craig of Lakewood and Linda Levandoski of Hinckley and one brother, Gene (Jackie) Craig of North Royalton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward in 2011; a brother, Wayne Craig; and her parents, Ernest and Marion Tschofen and Velda (nee Leith) Tschofen.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 4 PM until the time of services at 6:00 PM. Pastor Chet Beetley, of Christ Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions are requested to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 45231.

» 6 Condolences and Greetings
Carol Kuhn
sent Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:57
Robin, Gus and family, Thinking of all of you as you lay your Mom to rest. There are no words to express the sadness I feel for each of you. Happy that I met Marilyn while she was here visiting. We laughed so hard we cried. Knew I'd love her since Robin is such a dear friend, feisty and funny. Your Mom will always be with each of you. May God's love, light and blessings surround you. Carol and Bob Gager
Kim & Jim Rutherford
sent Monday, 22 May 2017 06:16
Robin, Gus, and family, We are so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She sounds like a remarkable lady and she will be greatly missed. Keep those wonderful memories tucked safely in your heart until you see her again. We are praying for you all.
Lisa Boggs
sent Monday, 22 May 2017 05:44
Denise, Robin, Scott, Kerri and families...I am sorry to hear this news. She was such a kind soul. Denise, we spent a great deal of time between your house and mine! I will cherish the memories always. I will also remember riding in the back seat of the station wagon; wasn't sure if I could; facing opposite direction and my car sickness back then, but I made it!!!! :) Love you all.
Chris Halsey
sent Sunday, 21 May 2017 12:24
Thanks for being my 2nd Mom growing up, I will always remember you as the Cookie Monster and the German Cleaning Lady when you came to help my Mom pick up my toys and papers all over the floor. I know you and my Mom Mickey are up in heaven singing and doing crafts for sure. You have given to so many people and you have truly left this world a better place. Thanks for being my rock when my Mom went to heaven 9 months earlier, I never thought I would be saying goodbye to you as well. Robin, Scott, Denise, and Kerri my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Thanks for being the brother and sisters I never had growing up. Love you all!
Shelly Fouch
sent Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:28
Marilyn, ok, so you won't go down in history as the world's best Spanish rice cooker. But you are my friend's mom. That's the best thing because she turned out pretty good. lol Thanks for letting us make memories when we were kids. Can you put in a good word for me and tell God I'd like pink gems on my crown please? See you someday! To the family: love you guys. You're a strong crew, you'll get through this TOGETHER.
Robin & Gus
sent Sunday, 21 May 2017 06:34
Mom, you were such a sweet soul and the "bestest mom in the whole wide world". There will not be a day that goes by that we won't think of you, pray for you and miss you. But you gave us the tie that binds and that is family. We love you move always and forever!
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