Marilyn Ann (Ring) Metzger, age 73, of Plymouth, Ohio passed away February 20, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 13, 1943 in Tiffin, Ohio to the late John W. and Ruth E. (Warnement) Ring. She was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard and had retired from the New Haven Carry out. She enjoyed yard work, doing puzzles and most of all, spending time with her kids and grandkids.
She is survived by her husband of almost 51 years, Don E. Metzger Sr., whom she married April 23, 1966; 3 sons, Don (Laura) Metzger Jr. of Shelby, Richard Metzger of Plymouth and Mark (Julie) Metzger of Willard; 4 grandchildren, Chase Metzger, Skylar (Steven) Rowe, Will Metzger and Kira Metzger; 3 step-grandchildren, Kira (Matt) Cavanaugh, Chase Osborn and Alaina Osborn; 1 great-grandchild, Barrett Grayson Rowe; 7 brothers, Fr. Dan Ring of MI, Tom Ring of Tiffin, Jerry Ring of Twinsburg, Mike (Jill) Ring of Findlay, Richard Ring of GA, Tim (Sandra) Ring of Tiffin and Ron (Cindy) Ring of Broadview Heights; 3 sisters, Eileen First of KY, Patti Bell of NC and Kathy (Richard) Buckingham of NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Ring.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:00 -7:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. The funeral Mass will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio with Fr. Dan Ring officiating. Burial will be at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Shelby, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church for Masses. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Dick Bishop - Feb 28, 2017
Mark, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
Duane and Karen Frankart - Feb 25, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!
ReNea Owens - Feb 25, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss. Mrs Metzger was such a sweet person. Thoughts and prayers to all of you at this time.
Jim and Debbie Gunkelman - Feb 24, 2017
John, Jessica and Drew, so sorry to hear of the loss of your aunt and great-aunt. Such a sweet lady. I know you will miss her. Condolences also to her immediate and extended family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug & Marcia Siesel - Feb 24, 2017
Don, sorry to hear about the passing of Marilyn. Our prayers will be with you. Regards, Doug & Marcia Siesel.
Kim loney - Feb 23, 2017
Don, and family sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing.
Kim and Susan Loney
Marsha Ganni - Feb 23, 2017
Mark, Julie and family, Sorry to hear of your moms passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless,
Marsha Ganni and Ashley and Ethan Wenninger
Ken and Donna Hay - Feb 23, 2017
Don and family, we are so sorry to hear about Marilyn's passing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Ken and Donna
Carla - Feb 23, 2017
Don and family,
So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May the Lord be with each and everyone of you. God Bless all of you..
Jan Van Wagner - Feb 23, 2017
Don and Family,
It's always difficult to lose the contact of our loved ones, but when it is someone who is so intricately woven into our daily lives the loss is devastating. Remember God has a plan for us and really I am not surprised Marilyn finished her tasks first and now lives surrounded in His eternal love. You know God loves us; let Him comfort you all in these harrowing days of adjustment. May you each find peace in memories of the love and caring Marilyn gave us.
My deepest sympathies, Jan
John and Barbara Dannemiller - Feb 23, 2017
Don and family,
What a shock to learn of the passing of Marilyn. You all have our deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. Marilyn was such a great close friend to my Mom (Alfreda) and I know that Mom loved spending time with her or chatting on the telephone and their trips to Tiffin, OH together. Marilyn lit up Mom’s life in so many ways. What a great neighbor and friend who will be missed by so many. May you find peace in the promises of the risen Jesus.
John and Barbara Dannemiller
Marvin and Cathy Bogner - Feb 23, 2017
Mark and family we are sorry to hear of your loss. Know that we are thinking about you.
Joann(Mayer) Reinhart - Feb 23, 2017
Don & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss of Marilyn. What a shock. I went to school at St. Mary's & then Calvert class of '61. Good friends in school, but I guess kind of lose track after High School. Again our Deepest Sympathy to all of you.
Don & Joann (Mayer) Reinhart
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum. Connie Blum - Feb 22, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.
Pam Lucas Dwight - Feb 22, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I always enjoyed talking to her and seeing her smile. Prayers for peace and comfort to you all.
Carma & Carl Siesel - Feb 22, 2017
So sorry to hear of the death of Marilyn. She will be so missed by all. We shared lots of good times together as neighbors. She is at a better place now. God bless.
Brett and Dawn McDaniel - Feb 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jolynn Ware - Feb 21, 2017
I always enjoyed talking with Marilyn especially during the St.Francis School years She sure did a great job raising you boys. Hugs to all of you.
Mick O'Brien family - Feb 21, 2017
To Don, Mark, Rich and Don Jr. families. Very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Oliver and Judy Mahl - Feb 21, 2017
Don and Family, so sorry to hear about Marilyn passing away...you have our deepest sympathy...our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
Kenny Edgeson - Feb 21, 2017
Donny, Rich, Mark and all of the Metzger family, Im truly sorry to hear about your loss. She was a really great lady who seemed to always have a smile on her face. I remember when she worked out at New Haven at the drive-thru/video store. Always happy and always helpful. Truly a kind lady. Will keep all the family in our hearts and prayers.
Doug and Elana Hughes - Feb 21, 2017
Mark and family, Our sincere sympathy goes out to you all.
Gladys Hicks - Feb 21, 2017
Mark, please accept my condolences for the loss of your Mom.I was shocked to learn of her passing. As you know , I know the pain of losing loved ones. Gladys and family
Rev. Edward J. Schleter - Feb 21, 2017
Dear Don and family
I knew Marilyn while Dan and I were in the seminary and had opportunity to visit at the Ring household. What a fine family.
The oldest daughter obviously was a very responsible woman, not only as a daughter, but as a mother, wife, grandmother and Catholic Christian
May she share in eternal life with Jesus
Phil &SallyNiedermier - Feb 21, 2017
So Sorry to hear of your loss and know Marilyn will be missded by all. Our prayers are with you Don and your family.
Kevin & Michell Nedolast - Feb 21, 2017
Don, Mark, Julie, Rich & Don Jr. Our hearts go out to your family. I always enjoyed working with Marilyn at the New Haven Carry-Out. Marilyn kept us "young ones" inline like we were her own. Trying to keep up with her was a struggle, always full of energy and a smile, she gave us a lot of fun and fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, through this difficult time. She will be dearly missed by all.
Alfred & Ruth Sharp - Feb 21, 2017
Don and the Metzger family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during this time of sorrow. May God give you strength and peace.
Julie (Weller) Sink - Feb 21, 2017
to Kathy, Buck, and all of your family, so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister. I did not know Marilyn but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May God bring you peace in your wonderful memories!
Earth has no sorrow Heaven cannot heal.
Suzanne Varos Yorkey - Feb 21, 2017
My deepest condolences to you all. I will always remember Marilyn's smiling face and kind heart. God bless you during this hard time.
JH and Maggie Barnett - Feb 21, 2017
Mark and Family, Our sincere sympathy to you all. May your fond memories carry you through this difficult time. RIP Marilyn
susan karl - Feb 20, 2017
We are sending prayers to all of you at this time in the loss of your wife, mother, and friend.god will show you the way. God bless all of you. chris, nevaeh, and Susie karl
Mary and Lenny Branham - Feb 20, 2017
Don and family,so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing.Sending prayers to you all.
We are in fla.
Mark - Lenny and I are thinking of you.
Mary and Lenny Branham
Jim & Deb White - Feb 20, 2017
Knowing Marilyn was a blessing.
Amanda Pace - Feb 20, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of Mom Metzger's passing. She was such a nice person, and I am really thankful I was able to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
David & Sheila Urie - Feb 20, 2017
Don and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Marilyn will be missed.
Dave Hatfield - Feb 20, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman and treated me like one of her own. I will miss her greatly.
Donna Myers - Feb 20, 2017
Don and Family; I send my sincere sympathy to you in this time of great loss. Marilyn was one of those people if you needed help on a committee when we had children of school age, a call to Marilyn would find her ready to help. So glad I got to know her. May God bless all of you.
Melissa Eichenlaub - Feb 20, 2017
What a tremendous loss here on earth, yet heaven is gaining a phenomenal woman. I am expressing my sympathy although nothing will take away the hurt that you are feeling. I extend prayers in support of those that are left behind. God Bless you all.
Chris and Clyde Eldridge - Feb 20, 2017
We are truly sorry for your loss. Marilyn will be missed by all that knew her. She was one classy lady. Our sincere sympathy to all of the family.
Chris and Clyde Eldridge
Mike and Gloria Conway - Feb 20, 2017
Marilyn will be missed by many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. God bless you.
Joe Kuebler - Feb 20, 2017
My sincerest condolences on the loss of a wonderful first-cousin, Marilyn. May she rest in peace. Amen!
Julie and Ron Cook - Feb 20, 2017
Dear Father Ring. Pls accept our sincere sympathy regarding the death of your sister. We will pray for you & your family. May your sister's soul rest in God's peace. God bless you.
Roger and Janet Hines - Feb 20, 2017
Don, Mark and family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife and mother. Our prayers for peace and comfort will be for you. May Marilyn now have eternal rest. God bless all of you.
Roger and Janet Hines