Obituary for Marena Kay Latimer

Written by on August 6, 2019

Marena Kay Latimer, age 73, passed away peacefully July 31, 2019 surrounded by her children. She was born February 25, 1946 in Kenton, Ohio to Robert and Martha Lingrel. She was an only child and grew up on their farm in Mt. Victory, OH, and was in the first class to graduate from the combined Ridgemont School. She attended Ohio Northern University and worked at ITE in Bellefontaine.  She was married to John Strapp for 25 years and had five children, Emily (Jeff) Eckstein, Jeremy (Jennifer) Strapp, Sarah (Robert) Johnson, Jonah (Ginger) Strapp, and Mary (Stewart) Carpenter. She later married Ed Latimer who preceded her in death in 2018.

Marena loved to love on people. She loved owning and working at the Ice Cream Parlor for 20 years. She enjoyed meeting new people and going out to eat with friends. Marena gave the biggest hugs and never met a stranger.

Marena’s pride and joy are her 21 grandchildren; Jonathan, Kevin, Brenden, Connor, and Ruth Eckstein; Amanda and Ryan Strapp;Megan, Riley, and Owen Johnson; Kelby, Hallie, Camden, Whitney, Sammy, Paisley, Presley, and Paxley Strapp; Graham, Nolan, and Aubrey Carpenter.

Please join us to celebrate Marena’s life at Jennings Farley & Seeley Funeral Home, 5591 US 68 S. , West Liberty, Ohio 43357. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 4:00-7:00. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 7 at 10:30 followed by burial at Hale Cemetery, Mt. Victory, Oh.

Memorial Contributions may be made to:

Logan County Cancer Society

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