Marge Wise

July 22, 1946 - August 7, 2014

Margaret L. Wise, 68, better known as Marge and Nana, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning, August 7, 2014. She was blessed to spend her last evening with her kids and grandchildren.

Marge was born July 22, 1946 in Cleveland, the only daughter of the late Sheldon and Juanita (Springer) Taylor. She grew up throughout the Midwest, graduated from Berea (Ohio) High School in 1964 and enjoyed attending her 50th reunion this summer. Marge studied Social Work and Psychology at Findlay College, after which she moved to Bucyrus and began working for the Welfare office. She also worked at Heartland of Bucyrus before moving on to the District 5 Area Agency on Aging from which she retired in 2012.

Marge will be remembered as a selfless and caring servant leader who put everyone and nearly everything above herself. “Nana” found her greatest joy in anything that had to do with her grandchildren: planning vacations, faithfully attending sporting events or school programs and being on the lookout for toys or games to make the next family gathering memorable. If she asked how you were doing, Marge had a genuine interest in knowing in order to encourage, advise and support in any way she could. Animals of all types took refuge in Marge’s care, especially since moving from town to the country where she could enjoy God’s nature and care for His creation. Marge volunteered for the Humane Society Serving Crawford County and worshiped with Crossroads Community Church whose pastoral staff could count on Marge to pray for any request she was given.

Marge is survived by two children, David (Angie) Wise of Bucyrus and Andrea (Chris) Grile of Columbus; six grandchildren, Jillian, Michael, Jack, A.J., Emma and Jacob; two brothers, Larry (Lynda) Taylor of Gettysburg, Pa. and Ken (Rosemary) Taylor of Sidney, British Columbia, Canada; nieces, nephew, cousins, former sister-in-law, Dottie Wise, special friend, Jim Cooper, along with countless friends and beloved creatures.

Marge’s family will receive friends on Sunday, August 10 from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus where her funeral will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Ron Biddle officiating and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

In recognition of Marge’s love for animals, contributions to the Humane Society serving Crawford County are encouraged in lieu of flowers. Also, pet food and supplies will be collected at the funeral home Sunday and Monday to be donated to the Humane Society.

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byCarol Turney

August 11, 2014

So sorry to hear this, may God wrap his arms around you and all those who are bearing this tragic loss. Praying you will be
comforted by all the wonderful memories! Sincerely Carol, Doug
Heather and Anna
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byGreg and Ellen Shifley

August 11, 2014

Marge was a delightful person. Our sympathy is extended to all her family and friends with this great loss.
byBob & Sandy Laipply

August 11, 2014

Dear Dave, Andrea and Family,
Sandy and I are so sorry about your loss. At times like this words are not enough so please know we are praying for all of you.
Sincerely,
Bob and Sandy Laipply
bySteve Renick

August 10, 2014

Please accept the heartfelt condolences of Steve and Marlene Renick, Carol Nelson and all the members of the Water Song Tai Chi group.
byMichele Speck

August 10, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Marge was a faithful member of our Galion House Church. Roger and I have been blessed to have known her. I will always remember her kind, sweet spirit, and beautiful smile!! She was truly a wonderful example of a godly woman! She will be missed!!!

Shelly & Roger Speck
byTom and Rose Grile

August 10, 2014

Marge was one of the kindest and most loving person we have met. Her love and devotion to her children and grandchildren was like no other. We thank God for the time we had her in our lives. She will greatly be missed and always loved and held in our hearts.
byJudi Saurers

August 10, 2014

It was a privilege to work with Marge for many years at the Area Agency on Aging. She was a very wonderful and endearing person. Her love for her family was apparent at all times and her empathy for her clientle was admirable. Even in retirement the gettogether times were so fun and she will be missed. with deepest sympathy.
byBeverly Tatro

August 10, 2014

I had the privilege of working with Marge at the Area Agency on Aging for many years. She was one of the original Case Managers hired for the PASSPORT Program and helped many, many elderly clients over the years. She was a kind, selfless person who cared deeply about others and of course, all of God's creatures. A rare and wonderful person who will be missed by all who knew her. My deepest condolences to her family.
byMargaret Thornton

August 10, 2014

David and Andrea,
I got to know your mom when you were in elementary school. I liked her a lot, and I thought she was a great mother to you. I'm sure she filled the "Nana" role equally well. Please know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you.
byBill & Cheryl Herrmann

August 9, 2014

Marge has been our kind, compassionate neighbor for several years. Always a big smile & words of encouragement. She believed each day was a blessing...an opportunity to help others. Memories of her joy - in spite of obstacles- will continue to inspire us.
byMarilyn & Don Burkholder

August 9, 2014

Gosh that was a surprise. We missed her at Tai Chi Wed. but had no idea what was going on. She was a nice person and will be sorely missed.
byAlex Kepner

August 9, 2014

David and family,
Very sorry about the loss of your mother.

-Alex and Paige Kepner
byJim Russell

August 9, 2014

So very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with the you both.
bySally Blue

August 9, 2014

My sympathy to the family. I am feeling very selfish right now as I think of Marge not being in my life anymore. We talked regularly and worked together for 20 years. She was such a kind and gentle person, always thinking of others. Her love of animals made us kindred spirits. She will be missed.
byChi Snyder Lykens

August 9, 2014

So sorry David and Andrea! Prays to you both and your family! God bless you both and your family in this time of great loss!
byErnie & Johanne Coleson

August 9, 2014

Please accept our sympathies. We remember all the good times together at Findlay College.
bySchelly Stailey Hayes

August 9, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers to you and your family.

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