Marjorie Dawson

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 7/14/2009 17:00:00

29 W. Main Street Shiloh OH 44878 7/15/2009 11:00:00

Marjorie James Dawson, age 87, of Shiloh, died peacefully surrounded by her family in the home of her daughter and son-in-law on Sunday, July 12, 2009. She was born on March 23, 1922 in Prospect, OH to the late Alfred and Cecile (Lauer) James. Marge, as she was known to family and friends, lived in the Cleveland area before moving to Shiloh her senior year of high school. During her senior year Marge met Raymond Dean Dawson, also of Shiloh. They were married on February 8, 1944, during WW2. As he went to war, she worked in the Bomber Plant in Cleveland. After the war they returned to reside in Shiloh.
Marge belonged to many organizations, including: American Legion Auxilary, Eastern Star, the Shiloh Historical Society and Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, where she participated in the Bible Study Group. She had a large heart, as she helped out and volunteered for many community events and charities including church socials, Shiloh ox-roast and the Shiloh Historical Society.
Marge is survived by one son, Tom (Vicki) Dawson of Willard; three daughters, Nancy (Clarence) Ousley of Shelby, Lana (Mike) Van Vlerah of Shelby and Martha (Mike) Coon of Shiloh; one brother, Richard James; one sister, Carol (Carl) DeWitt; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and great friends.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Jim James and two sisters, Kathleen Daup and Luella Perrin.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 5-8PM. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:00AM at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church, 29 W. Main St., Shiloh with Rev. John Wanamaker officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Central Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Larry & Cathy Paxton - Jul 15, 2009

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jean Ann Fairchild - Jul 15, 2009

What a lady…my first memory is when Martha and I, along with other friends would show up at the Dawson house, and your mom would always be in the kitchen doing mom things…..
and working with Nancy and becoming friends, I can see the special traits your mom passed onto you……
and Lana always smiling just like your mom…..
my prayers and thoughts are with you as you say farewell for now to your mom. What a homecoming for your dad, as your mom entered into heaven.

Nikki Stidam - Jul 15, 2009

“Uncle”Tom, “Aunt” Vicki and family, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. I can’t imagine the many emotions you are feeling at the moment. Please know that our family is keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God help you to find strength to move forward with a smile on your face. And, know that she will always be with you.
You’re in our prayers,
Nikki, Aaron, Kelsey and Kendalyn

Sandra Perrin - Jul 15, 2009

I will never forget the fun and happy times with Aunt Marge and Uncle Dean at the farm. She always greeted us with open arms and I will never forget what a wonderful person she was! You all are in my prayers. Love now and forever!

Kathleen Kurtz Travis - Jul 15, 2009

On behalf of my family, the Kurtz family, were send our sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this time. My older brother and sister went to school with most of you, and we are very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. “She is not gone but only away”, one day you will all be together again. That is the chain of life. God bless all of you……

Don and Deb - Jul 13, 2009

Clarence and Nancy, SO sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You certainly have our sympathy. Please do let us know if we can be of ANY help. Our love and prayers to you and your family.

Margaret Shirey - Jul 13, 2009

Lana and Mike; Sorry to hear of your mothers passing, Lana. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Magraret Shirey

Polly Cellar - Jul 13, 2009

To all the Dawson family, I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of your Mother and Grandmother’s death. I have many happy memories too of your family in my junior high years and later in life too as our families connected. I know how special she was to all of you and how hard this is – even if you get to a point where you are ready to let them go for their sake, you are never ready to let them go for your sake. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

audrey dawson - Jul 12, 2009

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of my favorite aunt. I have a wealth of fond memories of happy times spent in her home while growing up – she was a wonderful woman and will be missed by many.
One memory is the time she saw a mouse in the bread drawer – this city girl turned farm wife, who could chop the head off a chicken without hesitation (but that’s another story) screeching and jumping on a kitchen chair when confronted by a mere mouse was a sight to see!
Even though I’m way out here in Oklahoma, I’ve thought of her often and always with a smile at whatever memory it was – and I’m terrible about writing so she never knew how often and with what affection she was remembered. But the memories will remain forever in my heart.

Jeff Van Vlerah - Jul 12, 2009

It will never be the same without you, Grandma! I’m going to miss you terribly, but I know you’re in a better place now…with Grandpa. These last few months were pretty rough for you, but you can now once again breath easily, you dont have any more trouble walking and you get to see Grandpa, “The Buckhorn Farmer” all the time again. Please tell him hello and enjoy your time in Heaven. We’ll all be together again someday. I could not imagine a better Grandma…you were the best and will be sorely missed each and every day of my life from this point forward. From the endless feasts on the farm for holidays, to the Friday night sleepovers as youngsters, to the cold winter nights riding snowmobiles on the farm over the years, you were always ready to take care of us all however you could. Such a giving and caring soul you were to all of us. There are way too many good lifelong memories to recall anything specific for me. I can just see you now, standing over the stove in the kitchen, fixing us ‘something to eat’ as you always worded it….:-) You made the best cheeseburgers known to man! It will be much different for us all now not coming to the farm in Shiloh ever again for holiday celebrations, but life goes on and the memories we all have of you and Grandpa will live with us all forever. I was honored to be your grandson. I’ll always love you. Heaven is a better place now…with you residing there. Your loving Grandson “Jeffrey Michael” I LOVE YOU!!!!!!