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Marian Eileen (Knox) Ralston

February 27, 1938 ~ June 13, 2021 (age 83)

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Marian Eileen Ralston, 83 of New Lexington, Ohio died at 8:04 am on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at the Pickering House, FairHoPe Hospice, Lancaster, Ohio.

Born February 27, 1938 in Morgan County, Ohio to the late Bernard and Christine Best Knox.

She loved to golf; quilted, knitted, crocheted and sewed and was an avid fan of the Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns.

Survived by her daughters, Connie (Bob) Mottern, Kim (Terry) Barnhart and Vicki Whitehead; 4 grandchildren, April (Chad) Gibbs, Marie (Jim) Hatert, Allison Brown and Patrick (Rachel) Barnhart; step-grandchildren, Jamie (Ellen) Whitehead, Jared (Sarah) Whitehead; great-grandchildren, Clay Finck, Logan & Ethan Barnhart, Carter Barnhart, Aubrey Brown and Ryan Hatert; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Luke, Brody and Megan Whitehead and Josh Gibbs; sisters, Mary Fleming and Bernita (Robert) Wright; brother-in-law, Jimmie Sands.

In addition to her parents, preceded in death by her husband, George Ralston; sisters and brother, Donna Sands, Ronald Knox and Joan Davis; son-in-law, Jake Whitehead; step-grandson, Jason Whitehead;  step-great-grandson, Josh Whitehead.

Graveside Funeral Service and Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Olive Cemetery, Caldwell, Ohio with Pastor Curt Cable officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
June 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Olive Cemetery
South Olive Road
Caldwell, OH 43724

June 25, 2021

11:30 AM
Olive Cemetery
South Olive Road
Caldwell, OH 43724


FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care
282 Sells Road, Lancaster OH 43130

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