Marilynn Marvel Sheline Altier passed away to this world on the evening of April 21, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of three children born to Carl and Etta (Collins) Sheline. She graduated from Linden-McKinley High School in Columbus, Ohio in June 1947, then enrolled in Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus and graduated in 1950.
It was at Grant Hospital that she met Dr. Samuel Altier and after a two-month courtship they were married at St. Joseph’s Cathedral Rectory in Columbus, Ohio on December 27, 1950. They spent more 70 years together and leave behind eight children. ; Renee (Tom) Sparks, Rodger (Cindy), Nanette (Tom) Nappi, Keith (Maureen), Samuel, II (Sharon), John (Susan Dunn), Lisette (Barry) Shick and Christopher. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
After brief stays in Lima and North Ridgeville, Ohio, Marilynn and Sam moved to Ashtabula in October 1955. Her family was the center of her life and she cared for her eight children firmly but with great love and kindness. . She particularly loved her flower gardening and her roses were legendary. She also loved reading and the arts and continually added to the library that populated every room in their home.
She was an active parishioner at Mother of Sorrows Church and a longtime member of the Redbrook Boat Club and Ashtabula Country Club where she enjoyed playing in the Tuesday Ladies’ League. She became the unofficial historian of the ACC Women’s Golf Association.
His other activities included his fifty-year membership in the Fortnightly Club; a long-time member of the Women’s Service League and as such has participated in and supported the Green Door Follies and the Theater Arts Ball; one of the founders of the Ashtabula Dancing Club and the Penguin Club; an organizer of community concerts in Ashtabula; participated in Great Books and Jr. Great Books which she, among other things, introduced to local municipal schools in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She also managed her husband’s medical practice as well as her anesthesia practice for many years until his retirement in the mid-1980s.
After retiring, she resided with her husband in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, then Weekie Wachee, Florida, before returning full-time to Ashtabula in 2016. In retirement, she developed her artistic abilities in paintings and sketches.
A closed roll call was held at his home and his interment was in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Marilynn will never be forgotten and we know she and Sam are dancing together again in their inimitable style with their many friends.