Marjorie J. Todd

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2008

Former Juneau resident Marjorie J. Todd (nee Snell) died on June 28, 2008, at the home of her daughter, Sandra L. Menzies, in Elyria, Ohio. She was 85.

She was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Juneau, where she graduated fourth in her class from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1941 and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Her family lived in a house next to the Governor's Mansion in Juneau, but it no longer exists. According to her son, James Todd, she also babysat on occasion for Gov. Ernest Gruening's children.

She met her husband, David B. Todd, while he was stationed in Juneau with the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, she followed him back to Ohio where they were married.

"My mother always loved and missed Juneau," her son said.

She was employed by the Selective Service in Juneau from 1941 to 1946, when she moved to Elyria with David. She worked for the Elyria City Schools in the cafeteria from 1972 to 1992, when she retired. She also worked on a seasonal basis for the U.S. Postal Service in Elyria for many years.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for 62 years and a former member of the Episcopal Church Women. She was a lifetime member of the Juneau Chapter No. 7 Order of the Eastern Star and was a former member and officer of OAPSE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Emily Snell; brother, Robert J. Snell and his wife, Winifred; and former husband, David B. Todd.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol A. McCartney and Sandra L. (Thomas) Menzies; sons, James B. (Christine) Todd and David A. Todd, all of Elyria; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Visitation was held July 1 and a funeral service was held July 2 in Elyria. The Rev. Nancy Roth officiated. Burial was in Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Hospice, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035.

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