Marilou R. Engell, age 95, of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, Columbus, Ohio (long time resident of Akron, Ohio), beloved wife and best friend of John H. Engell (deceased) passed away peacefully on December 13, 2018.
Marilou is survived by her two sons, John (Jan) of Oklahoma and Mark (Valerie) of Ohio; her granddaughters, Rachel and Brittany; step-grandsons, Brad (Irica), David (Vanessa), and Robbie; great grandchildren, Coltyn, Braxton, Katalina, Kylee, Lilee and Trinatee; her brother, Jake (Carolyn) Rife of Michigan; as well as her numerous nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Marilou spent her life as a devout Christian. As an active member of New Horizons Christian Church for over 50 years, she served the church and God.
Marilou decided early that she wanted to serve and care for others. She graduated from Vincennes University, College of Nursing and enjoyed a long career as a Registered Nurse. In her later years, she was the primary caregiver to her husband, John. Marilou enjoyed baking and never passed up the chance to make and share her award winning lemonade cake. Her favorite pastimes were spending time with her granddaughters and her weekly card games with longtime friends.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the dedicated staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor and Mt. Carmel Hospice. Their dedication and effort to provide quality, loving care was a heartwarming blessing to our entire family. We thank God for the gift of Marilou’s life and the blessed time we spent with her.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 1 to 2 p.m. at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, Akron, Ohio 44305, where funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Bane officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in Marilou’s name to your local hospice or to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to Mother Angeline McCrory Manor, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 5199 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213.
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