Marianne Burnsworth (nee Sapp), 71, of Elyria, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at University Hospitals of Elyria Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was born September 7, 1943 in Elyria.
She was a graduate of Admiral King High School. Marianne was a very strong and forgiving woman. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, past member of American Legion, Amvets and IAV.
Marianne was a fabulous baker, cook and gardener, she also was an animal lover, lover of music, Gone with the Wind, a collector of music boxes, antique dishes, she also loved to read, spend time with her family and adored her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Wilbert; son, Russell (Jody) of Lorain; sister, Sue Spangler of Elyria; brothers, Tom of Oakland, California, Joseph of Cleveland, and Mickey of Elyria; grandchildren, Shane (Katie), Amber (Gary) Wager, Taryn Moore; and one great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Wanda (nee Wojtowicz); and her brother, Johnny.
Family will receive friends 4 to 7 P.M., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Pastor Young of Liberty Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgehill Cemetery, Amherst Twp.