NEWARK — A funeral service celebrating the life of Marilyn K. Dugan, 74, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Troy Dugan officiating. Entombment will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens mausoleum.

Marilyn passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

She was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Mount Vernon, to the late Dale C. and Dorothy (Busenburg) Dugan.

Marilyn graduated Co-Valedictorian of her class from Bladensburg High School in 1961 and started her long career with State Farm Insurance soon after graduation. She worked in Life Company, retiring in 2011 after 50 years of service. She loved her job and greatly missed her co-workers after retirement.

Marilyn had many great friends and always enjoyed dinners out with them, especially the Thursday Night Group.

She also looked forward to hosting her annual Christmas party at her home, putting her bright red sleigh in the front yard for her friends to bring their children and grandchildren for pictures. Marilyn was also a member of the Moundbuilders Country Club in Newark.

She is survived by her brother, Dennis L. (Jackie) Dugan of Utica; sister, Jean McKee of Newark; a nephew, Derek (Nancy Bullock) Dugan; three nieces, Donna (Matt) Buchanan, DiAnna (Stephen) Green and Dawn (Ed) Kendall; very special friends, Sandy and Roger Sturman; numerous cousins and many, many friends.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by a cousin, Jerry Dugan; and brother-in-law, Don McKee.

Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Monday, July 23, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215; The Bladensburg Fire Department, 3790 Market Street, Bladensburg, OH 43005, or to a favorite charity in Marilyn’s memory.

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