Janice “Marilyn” Gregg was born on September 22, 1942. Her parents were the late Harold and Wilma (Anderson) Oliver. She was born as her father served overseas in WWII. She passed on May 7, 2020.
In spite of a lingering neurological disability, she was close to the land (farming), her community, and her nation. On December 31, 1970 she married her life’s partner, Dwain Gregg. In her quiet soft-spoken way, she served in the Army as a medic, a secretary at Muskingum University College, and was co-owner of Woodlawn Materials. She co-authored the annual “Guernsey Bull” newsletter. Caretaking of her mother was performed, along with her brother Virgil Oliver and sisters Helen Shugert and Martha Allison.
Her greatest contribution was motherhood. Sons were Mike Gregg and Pete Gregg. She was proud of them. Both served in the Armed Forces overseas. Later she helped care for grandchildren Michael Anthony and Mathew.
Marilyn was a devoted Christian attending services at local churches, sometimes being pianist. She praised God in her own quiet way. Often she was in the middle of hearing another’s concerns.
Food preparation and gardening with plenty of flowers gave her much joy. She loved country roads, the rolling hills, and green fields.
Often St. John wrote in symbols: The body symbol of Marilyn – life is gone but her spirit remains within our hearts.
She will be returned to the good earth on Thursday (May 14, 2020) at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery, with military graveside honors. Pastor Van Fisher will officiate the service. Friends and neighbors are welcome to attend the graveside service while maintaining social distancing. The wearing of a face covering is recommended if you can.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com