Marlene Davy passed away at Morrison House on February 4, 2021. Marlene was born May 8, 1933 to the late John and Opal (Steen) Murphy. She was reared in Newark, Ohio, and was a graduate of Newark High School. She was the youngest and last remaining of seven siblings. Geneva (Kenneth) Hoopes, Audrey
(Verl) Goldsmith, Hobart Murphy, Ellis (Jeanne) Murphy, Helen (Richard) Griffith, and Ruth Ann (Carl) Goldsmith.
She was married to the late Robert "Gene" Davy and had two daughters who survive her and loved her dearly. She will be missed tremendously by Sue (Roger) Powell of Fallsburg, Ohio and Diana (Judge Mark) Fleegle of Zanesville, her grandchildren, Carrie (David) Rasmussen of Westerville, Ohio and Terry (Tiffany
Williams) Powell of Newark, Ohio and one great grandson Kurtis Rasmussen, as well as many nieces and nephews.
After her children were school age Marlene went to work as the Office manager of Bland Coffey Realty. She taught Real Estate Principles and Practices at Ohio University Zanesville and Belmont Campuses. Her knowledge of the real estate business made her a leader in the community, leading her to become a successful mortgage lender with Century National Bank. She was always wanting to be active so after her retirement she enjoyed being part of the Office personnel with Hoffer Automotive.
She made many friends by her involvement in Business and Professional Women, American Business Women, past Worthy Matron and 50+ year member of Brownsville Chapter 486 Order of Eastern Star, and the Muskingum County Women's Republican Club.
Marlene loved to travel, with her favorite place to visit as Las Vegas. She loved watching Ohio State Football, Tiger Woods playing golf as well as game shows and the food channel on tv. She was an avid reader and enjoyed working the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Muskingum County Animal Shelter or a charity of choice.
The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff of Willow Haven, Genesis Hospital and Genesis Hospice, Morrison House.
Due to COVID, a celebration of Marlene's life will be held at a later time this year.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Marlene’s family please click the Tribute Wall tab on this page.
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