Marilyn Wyler

| February 22, 2024

Marilyn Wyler, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family Friday, February 16, 2024, at her home in Fresno.

She was born on November 16, 1940, in Keene, Ohio, and married Dean Wyler on August 25, 1963. Together they raised two children John Wyler (Barb Banbury) of Fresno, Ohio, and Dena (Jeff) Wuebker of Versailles, Ohio.

Marilyn was proceeded in death by her husband Dean on July 25, 2017, parents Fred and Laura (Garber) Eberwine, brothers Bob Eberwine, Paul (Mary Jo) Eberwine, Don (Marcella) Eberwine, sister Ruth (Marcus) Welling, and sister-in-law Nancy Wyler.

Most often she could be heard sharing the many proud moments of her four grandchildren: Kurt Wyler, Jenna (Zachary) Brown, and Jacob and Laura Wuebker.

She is survived by her brother James (Mildred) Eberwine, sister-in-laws Bonnie Eberwine and Emily Eberwine, brother-in-law George Wyler, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marilyn graduated from Keene School in 1958 and obtained a bachelor’s of science in home economics from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from Ashland University. After college, she spent 12 months as an International Farm Youth Exchange (IFYE) student in Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Her life was dedicated to teaching and spent 35 ½ years as a high school educator. Marilyn was a home economics agent in Fayette County and then taught home economics at Garaway, Ridgewood, and Newcomerstown High Schools. She then spent 23 years at the Coshocton County Career Center as the restaurant operations instructor and FCCLA Advisor and was awarded the LOBO Legend Award. Marilyn was instrumental in teaching her students to operate a restaurant that was open to the public and catered for numerous banquets. In addition, she and her late husband Dean operated a successful dairy farm in which she would often do barn chores before and after school.

Marilyn was a very active member of the Fresno United Methodist Church for the past 60 years, holding several offices within the District United Methodist Women. She was also a lay speaker, past president of the Fresno United Methodist Women’s, past chair of Fresno United Methodist Church Administrator Board, past chair of the banquet fundraiser committee for many years, past chair of the Rural Life Sunday celebration, and was honored as the Fresno Farmer/Farmwife of the Year in 2023. Throughout the years, she went on several Red Bird Missionary Trips through Fresno United Methodist Church where she shared her talent of cooking. She was also awarded the Lay Leader of the Year from the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Marilyn served as an officer for 33 years of Keene Alumni Association where she served as president, vice-president, secretary-treasurer, and was awarded the Honored Alumnus Award from the Keene Alumni Association. She served as a past 4-H advisor, Clover Bud advisor, and a key leader for home economics. Marilyn was a 50-year-plus member of Progressive Valley Grange 2433, where she served as master, lecturer, and on various committees. She was also named Ohio Granger of the Year in 2016. She was a member of the Coshocton County Farm Bureau and an Honorary Member of the Ohio FFA Association and Versailles FFA Chapter. For nearly 30 years, she assisted the Versailles FFA Chapter with her cooking and baking abilities at the FFA Banquet and many other food-related events.

Later in life, Marilyn shared her faith and love for others with her greeting card ministry, sending more than 50 cards per month.

Throughout Marilyn’s life, she enjoyed canning, cooking, gardening, helping others through church, grange, and delivering homemade meals and baked goods to various families and friends. Her greatest joy was teaching her children and grandchildren about cooking, baking, farm life, living a Christ-filled life, and sharing her passion to serve others.

The Wyler family would like to thank Barb Banbury, Vicki Legacy, Renee Bishop, Hallie Royer, and Hospice of Central Ohio, especially Julie Lucas and Crystal Freshwater for all the care they provided Marilyn which allowed her to stay within her home.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 19, 2024, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour before the service at the Fresno United Methodist Church, 54233 Twp Rd 172 Fresno, Ohio 43824. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 11 a.m. at the Fresno United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Eggan officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Fresno, Ohio.

The Miller Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Fresno United Methodist Church, 54233 TR 172, Fresno, Ohio 43824, Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, Ohio 43055, Ridgewood FFA, 602 Johnson St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845, Versailles FFA, 280 Marker Rd., Versailles, Ohio 45380, or the organization of the donor’s choice.

An online memorial is located at

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