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Marian (nee Osborne) Prebis

Obituary for Marian (nee Osborne) Prebis

February 15, 1929 - December 19, 2017
Wellington, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Wife, Animal Lover


Marian M. Prebis (nee Osborne), passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio.
She and her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio when she was a year old. She attended the Cleveland schools. When she was seven years old, her mother remarried the wonderful man who raised her, Clayton D. Leonhart. The family then moved to Lakewood, Ohio and she graduated from Lakewood High School. Marian went to work for the Nickel Plate Railroad in Cleveland. In 1953, she moved to Elyria and was employed at the Elyria Telephone Company. She met her husband Al, of 50 years, at the Bluebird of Happiness Restaurant, as they called it.
Al and Marian built their first home in North Ridgeville and lived there for 10 years. Marian was employed at Fields School in the cafeteria and was past president of the Fields P.T.A. In 1966, they built a new home in Penfield, Ohio. It was their dream to have this little mini farm to raise all of the animals. Marian was the secretary at West Carlisle School for 19 years. She was also a past president of the Keystone High School Band. After retirement, she kept busy with the Penfield quilters, Keystone Softball, and golfing.
Mrs. Prebis is survived by a daughter Frances Berrisford in St. Paul, Minnesota and Al's daughter Donna Lilly of Port Orange, Florida; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
At Marian's request, there will be no visitation. Burial will be private where she will be laid to rest at the Penfield Cemetery beside her husband.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria.

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