Marilyn D. Ankney, 83, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.
She was born on December 10, 1936 to the late Fred and Minna (Gerken) Warncke in Defiance, Ohio. In 1957 she married Thomas A. Hoover, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1986. On September 2, 1992 she married Charles "Jim" Ankney, who resides in Defiance.
Marilyn was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church. She worked for several years as a secretary at Manufacturers Supply, and also at Arp's Hardware Store.
Marilyn will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Charles "Jim" Ankney of Defiance, her three sons, Michael (Karen) Hoover, John Hoover, and David Hoover, and her two daughters, Sharon Hoover and Sandra (Steve) Carroll. She also leaves behind her brother, James Warncke, her sister, Wilmina Echler, one stepson, Chuck (Deborah Davis) Ankney, two stepdaughters, Suzann (Bob) Bauer and Julie Bush, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and two great-step-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Hoover, daughter Sarah Hoover, and brothers Leroy Warncke and Fred Warncke.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Sherman Cemetery in Paulding County, with Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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