Marlene A. Shawke, 87

COLUMBIANA — Marlene A. Shawke, of Columbiana, formerly of East Liverpool, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home. She was 87.

Born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, July 31, 1931, she was a daughter of the late John E. and Lela M. Woods Bertschy. A member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1949, she is a member of the First United Methodist Church where she had been active on the Good Sam Committee and served on the Administrative Board. Marlene enjoyed luncheons at Adrian’s with the Classes of 1949 and 1950. Marlene loved people, whether she was visiting shut-ins at nursing homes or sending a thoughtful card to friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, John F. “Jack” Shawke, at home. The couple married July 3, 1954. A sister survives as well, Nila Jane Barrett and her husband, Robert, of Columbiana, and a brother, Robert H. Bertschy and his wife, Berlydene, of East Liverpool, along with several nieces and nephews.

Pastor Stephen J. Knisely will conduct a funeral service Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home. Friends may visit 2 hours prior to the service on Friday.

Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Following the service, friends and family will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the First United Methodist Church, 200 West 5th Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.

View Marlene’s memorial webpage and express condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.