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Marilyn Sue (Reash) Ciapala

July 22, 1949 ~ July 11, 2022 (age 72)


COLUMBIANA – Marilyn Sue Reash Ciapala, 72, of Columbiana, passed away early Monday morning, July 11, 2022, at Parkside Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

Marilyn was born on July 22, 1949, in Omaha, NE, the daughter of Robert and Doris (Petersen) Reash, while her father was playing baseball for the Omaha Cardinals.  As a child her family lived in Unity, but she grew up spending most of her time on her family’s potato farm in New Waterford alongside her cousins who were more like siblings to her. She attended East Palestine Schools until moving to Columbiana her junior year, where she graduated as a Clipper in 1967 and stayed to raise her own family.

A member of Grace Church of Columbiana, Marilyn also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 290, where she served as manager, American Legion Post 131, and the VFW Post 5532. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2415 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 1496 where she retired from her position as an auxiliary officer. Marilyn worked as a beautician for many years as well as working with her brother Dave at Reash’s Farm Market.  Marilyn was first and foremost a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, as well as a fan of the Pirates and Penguins.  She greatly enjoyed her bowling leagues and being with her many friends, whom she considered family, at the various clubs she was a member of.  Marilyn was always willing to lend a helping hand when asked and her fun spirit made her the life of the party.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory her daughter Michelle (Tom) Crawford of New Waterford, her son Aaron Ciapala of Columbiana, grandchildren Jacob, Aubryn, and Alyson Crawford and Haylee and Izabella Ciapala; two brothers Dale (Kathi) of Tarpon Springs, FL, and Dan of East Palestine; and five nieces and nephews, Dan (Tammy) Reash Jr., Doug Reash, Emilee (Craig) Houser, Donavan Reash, and Tess (Jesse) Ricketts.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brother David.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St., Columbiana.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace United Church of Christ, 140 S. Main St., Columbiana with Reverend Dr. Robert C. Joy officiating.

A committal service will follow in the chapel in Columbiana Cemetery.

Following the service, the family would like to extend an invitation for friends and family to gather at the church for a meal and fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn's name to Sanctuary Hospice of Ohio, 6715 Tippecanoe Rd Suite B-101, Canfield, OH 44406.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.


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July 22, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home
154 South Elm Street, PO Box 1
Columbiana, OH 44408

Memorial Service
July 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Grace Church of Columbiana
140 S. Main Street
Columbiana, OH 44408

July 23, 2022

12:15 PM
Columbiana Cemetery Chapel
E. Park Avenue
Columbiana, OH 44408

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