Marilyn P. Cordova, age 75, of Newark, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.
She was born March 26, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio to the late John A. and Elizabeth (Schell) Michel.
Family was most important to Marilyn, especially spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Marilyn loved shopping and, in her later years, online shopping became a passion as she was extremely generous and loved bestowing gifts on her family and friends.
Christmas was an especially cherished holiday and Marilyn looked forward to gathering the family together every Christmas Eve. She was also active with the Newark Mannerchor.
Marilyn was a 1961 graduate of South High School in Columbus, Ohio and later attended Capital University in Columbus. She had previously worked for Curtis Publishing and National Old Line Insurance Company.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Morris "Mark" Cordova, whom she married November 28, 1980; son, Geof (Barb) Ridenour of Marysville, Ohio; daughter, Michele Ridenour of Newark, Ohio; two grandchildren, Nicole Ridenour and Christopher James; and sister-in-law, Lori Michel.
In addition, she leaves behind stepsons, Steven Cordova (Mark Van Milligan) of San Diego, California; Vincent (Jane) Cordova of Westerville, Ohio and Keith (Yvonne) Cordova of Pickerington, Ohio as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Annie.
Besides her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her brother John Michel in 2016, as well as her close friends, Sheryl Sycks in 2017 and Rosalie Grady in 2018.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 285 W. National Dr, Newark, Ohio 43055.
The Cordova family requests any material contributions take the form of donations to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive SW, Heath, Ohio 43056.
The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, is assisting the Cordova family with arrangements.
I'm sure Marilyn would say, "got that right" when we would suggest having a party or something fun! She was a hoot and comfort to anyone that had something hurting... She always tried to make us feel better and see life with a sense of humor She loved to give gifts and was the queen of HSN...
I'm sure Marilyn would say, "got that right" when we would suggest having a party or something fun! She was a hoot and comfort to anyone that had something hurting... She always tried to make us feel better and see life with a sense of humor She loved to give gifts and was the queen of HSN when it came to spreading cheer to others. We will miss her!
We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Marilyn. Albert & Hazel
A generous and good-hearted.woman. Rest with angels, Aunt Marilyn.
My heart aches for your family in this time of loss. Marilyn will forever live on in our hearts and memories.
So very sorry for your loss. She was a good lady.