Marilyn Mikesell Todd

| December 14, 2021

Marilyn Mikesell Todd, 88, of West Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Altercare of Alliance. She was born in “Old” Plainfield on October 8, 1933, to the late Ralph E. and Hazel (Lee) Mikesell. She graduated from West Lafayette High School and Muskingum University with a BS in Education. She taught for 34 ½ years in the county schools and helped at Coshocton County Headstart, where she served as a board member. She belonged to the Fresno United Methodist Church and held the positions of Church Treasurer and taught Sunday School.  Marilyn married, Dewey Todd, who died on January 6, 2015.

Marilyn enjoyed attending sports events for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ohio State football, Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball. She enjoyed bowling and served as the secretary for Coshocton Women’s bowling for many years. Marilyn belonged to Coshocton Retired Teachers OEA and NEA, Pandorian Civic Club, Beta Omega Chapter, and the Alpha Delta State of Delta Kappa Gamma for 49 years.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Alan Todd of Coshocton, Gary Todd of Coshocton and Dennis Todd of Columbus; one daughter Linda (Jim) Mendenhall of Canton; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and a sister, Ruth Overholt as well as several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home, 639 Main Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812, on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 6pm to 8pm and one hour prior to the service on Friday. Funeral services for Marilyn will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 11am with Pastor Matt Anderson officiating. The burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.

Marilyn’s family kindly asks anyone attending the calling hours or funeral service to please wear a face mask.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fresno United Methodist Church at 54233 TR 172, Fresno, Ohio 43824.

An online memorial can be viewed at

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