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Marjorie E. (Keck) Lybarger

Marjorie E. Lybarger, age 86, formerly of Shelby, died Friday, July 2, 2010 at Brookwood Place at Brethren Care Village in Ashland.

She was born December 20, 1923 in Butler, Ohio the daughter of the late Clydus G. and Hazel O. (Allen) Keck. She was a 1941 graduate of Shelby High School and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1975. She retired from Shelby City Schools where she had been an elementary teacher at Central School.
Marjorie loved teaching and was always willing to help or tutor students after hours. She enjoyed and was pleased that so many of her students stayed in contact with her throughout the years. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She along with her husband Jay were the recipients of the Jess Rath Christian Service Award, she volunteered for FISH, Shelby Hospital Guild, American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. Marjorie was an avid Ohio State fan. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends. The needlework that she lovingly created and gave as special gifts will be cherished and enjoyed by all those who received them.

Marjorie wed Jay E. Lybarger on June 14, 1947 at the First United Methodist Church in Shelby and he survives at Brethren Care Village in Ashland; 2 daughter and a son-in-law: Susan Lybarger of Shelby and Amy and Gary Metzger of Ashland; Along with the extended Lybarger and Keck families.

Friends may call on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 from 10-11 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Shelby where funeral services will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Tom Snyder officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorial expressions may be made to the church or to Shelby City Schools (for a memorial project yet to be determined) and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. On-line condolences may be made at
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Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

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    Family: Marjorie lybarger
    Name: larry jack tackett
    Date: 10-07-02
    Time: 19:54:36 -0400

    Condolence:

    Susan, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I hope all else is well.

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    Family: Susan Lybarger
    Name: Karen Boyd
    Date: 10-07-02
    Time: 20:05:54 -0400

    Condolence:

    Susan I have very fond memories of your mother. You have my deepest symthapies. May God Bless you and your family

    Winn and Karen(Kenton) Boyd
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    Family: Marjorie Lybarger
    Name: Paul (Doug) and Cathy Hamilton

    Date: 10-07-03

    Condolence:

    Dear Susan and Amy,
    Our hearts break for both of you during the loss of your sweet mother. Doug and I know so well what it is to lose parents. It is difficult to watch as they age and physically or mentally deteriorate with illnesses. As one of Marge’s past students’,friend, and not so long ago as her nurse, I can only tell you she was one of the most sweetest,caring, and “wittiest” women I have ever known. She and I so enjoyed our many good times together at Brookwood. During that time, she was still able to teach me..mostly about being a good nurse and being a patient advocate. She was a professional challenge at times but mostly she was just my special friend/patient. She meant the world to me. I am a better person to have had her in my life. You are both better women to have had her as your mother. I will miss her terribly as I know you both will. She was so proud of her “girls”. Marge will never be forgotten by anyone who had the privelege to know her. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family during this time. God Bless you both and give you the strength you need as you continue to take care of your Dad.

    Sincerely,

    Doug and Cathy Hamilton
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    Family: Marjorie Lybarger
    Name: Gene Burrer

    Date: 10-07-03

    Condolence:

    Dear friends Susan and Amy – Please accept my deepest sympathies in the passing of your mother. As you know, she and I were close friends from the first grade at Central school up through the senior year of Shelby High School. Many were the wonderful short trips we made up to Lake Erie for dancing in the hot summer months. Glad we had made a lifetime of friendly relationship. Hopefully you can take some consolation in knowing that your mother was an outstanding lady having many many friends. Sincerely – Gene Burrer
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    Family: Mrs. Lybarger
    Name: Abbie

    Date: 10-07-03

    Condolence:

    Mrs. Lybarger was an amazing teacher! Everyone loved her! I had her for a teacher in 1984! I have never forgotten her! Thanks Mrs. Lybarger for inspiring so many young people throughout your life!!
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    Family: Margie Lybarger
    Name: Linda Shorter

    Date: 10-07-04

    Condolence:

    Susan,
    So sorry for the lose of your mother. Memories will keep her alive in your heart and mind forever. May God Be With You and your Family and give you peace to know she is safe and happy in Heaven.
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    Family: Mrs. Lybarger
    Name: Chad Franklin

    Date: 10-07-04

    Condolence:

    To the family of Mrs Lybarger I’m sorry to hear of your loss. When I had her for a teacher I had just lost my brother to a brain tumor and she was so good to me helping me with school and coping with the loss of my kid brother. I will never forget how she would take me to the hall and talk to me about life and was concerned for me. Now I see how much more she was to so many not just as a teacher God bless her.
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    Family: Marjorie Lybarger
    Name: Kelly (Will) Gouge

    Date: 10-07-04

    Condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Lybarger’s passing. I send my deepest sympathy and condolences to Jay, Susan, Amy, and all of her family. Hopefully her loved ones will take comfort in knowing that she positively influenced so many people throughout her life.
    Mrs. Lybarger was my 4th grade teacher at Shelby Central Elementary in 1977. I was beginning some much needed orthodontic work on my teeth that year and could have been the object of much teasing from the other children. The day I got my palate appliance put in she brought me up in front of the class and had all the students see the hardware in my mouth! She told them that I was going to be beautiful when the braces come off! She took me under her wing that year and made me feel so special! Mrs. Lybarger promised me that when I was completely done with my orthodontics she would take me out to dinner to celebrate. When I finally got my last set of braces off, 7 years later…….she and Jay took me out to Adam’s Rib for a great dinner!
    We have continued to stay in touch over the last 33 years and have never missed a year sending christmas cards and letters back and forth! I feel privileged to have had Mrs. Lybarger as my teacher and even more privileged to have called her my friend. She was truly a kind and loving person who was a blessing to all who knew her. She will always be a part of my fond childhood memories as my all-time favorite teacher!
    Although her loved ones here are mourning, heaven is rejoicing to have such a beautiful angel as Marge Lybarger.

    With sympathy,
    Kelly (Will) Gouge and family
    Lexington, OH
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    Family: Marge Lybarger
    Name: Ann and Fritz, Carmen and Goldie

    Date: 10-07-05

    Condolence:

    Susan and Amy
    I am so sorry to hear of Marge’s death. I visited on Thursday with Goldie and she did give us the famous twinkle of the eye. She was the greatest, most wonderfully pleasant and witty lady at Brookwood. I was never surprised to hear her say anything AFTER the time I told her I would not be there to visit the following Thursday because we were vacationing at the beach, her immediate reply was, “Have fun, but don’t call me for bail money!” We laughed about that exchange many times.

    She thought the world of you two and I am sure she will smile at each special event in your lives forever. My world is a better place because I met her.

    Much love and sympathy. Hope to see you Wednesday.
    Ann Jaquay
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    Family: Margorie Lybarger
    Name: Sonia (Hull) and Herb Dyer

    Date: 10-07-05

    Condolence:

    Dear Susie and Amy,

    We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. Herb and I came up from New Albany to visit her two years ago. I wanted him to meet her. Your father was living in a different room so we didn’t see him.

    We lost Dave in Feb. which was a total surprise. We celebrated my Mother’s 100th birthday after his funeral because all of the family (grandchildren and great grandchildren) were there for their father’s and grandfather’s funeral. Her birthday was Feb. 18th. She was so happy and even ate 2 pieces of her birthday cake all by herself. A month later she passed. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of her and miss her. The old Park Ave. neighborhood sure has changed hasn’t it. It makes me so sad! Mom and Dad’s house is just awful now!

    Our love to you both and to your Dad.

    Sonia (Hull) and Herb Dyer
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    Family: Marj Lybarger
    Name: Jan Catherwood

    Date: 10-07-05

    Condolence:

    Amy and Susie, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Marj was a great lady, full of fun and with a wonderful laugh. I haven’t gotten to see her for years, but when in Shelby and going past the jr. high I still always looked up on the “hill” across the street and thought of her. My sympathy is with you, Jan
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    Family: Marjorie Lybarger
    Name: Tom and Judy Korbas

    Date: 10-07-05

    Condolence:

    Our deepest sympathies to Jay and family on the loss of your loved one. We always were greeted so warmly with her wonderful smile whenever we saw Marj–no matter where or when in the Shelby area. I especially enjoyed the times when we happened to be working at the same school–she was always good for a few laughs, and I knew that she truly loved what she did as an educator. She was a great one! Our prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
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    Family: Marge Lybarger
    Name: Nancy and Clarence Ousley

    Date: 10-07-06

    Condolence:

    Dear Susan and Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a special lady and like a second Mom to me for years, always there to lend advice and knowledge when I needed it. I will miss her but,I know both our Mom’s are in heaven together.She was so glad to have both of you home with her and that it what you will always remember, the time you had with her. Sincerely, Nancy and Clarence Ousley
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    Family: Marg Lybarger
    Name: Shelia [Chloe’] Owens-Bauer

    Date: 10-07-06

    Condolence:

    IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARG LYBARGER

    To daughters Susan and Amy

    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a great lady and I truly enjoyed being a part of her life. We had many chats during my workdays and she gave me much advice about life and work as well. She was a very warm and loving person. I will miss her grin and laugh as I am sure you both will do the same. I pray God will give you both strength to continue forward with your lives. She will always be with you. I too have lost a mother and understand the pain you both feel. Remembering, she is not gone, she is just away.

    As always,
    Chloe’

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    Family: Marjorie Lybarger
    Name: Anita (Clagg) Wheitner

    Date: 10-07-06

    Condolence:

    My sympathies and prayers go out to you Jay, and to the girls. I was so privalged to get to be a part of the last 4th grade class at Central that she taught before retiring, and was so glad that she kept up with all of us throughout the years. And then to be able to see her at our graduation in 1994 was such a blessing! She was hard on us, and some may say very strict, but I feel that I am a better person today because of her. She will be very deeply missed!

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