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Marian Riley McGlaun

January 11, 1918 — July 13, 2017

Marian Riley McGlaun

Marian Riley Mayfield McGlaun, 99, of Woodstock, VA, died July 13, 2017, at Royal Haven Nursing Home in Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at 2:00PM at Watson-Tante Chapel with her grandson, Jack Simmons, Jr., officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Methodist Church Cemetery in Chattahoochee County. The viewing will be from 12:00PM until 2:00PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Her grandsons, Jack Simmons, Jr., George R. McGlaun, III, Tony Mendoza, and Austin Stanwix McGlaun; and grandsons-in-law, Otto Moore, David Scott, and Cory Yurisich will serve as pallbearers.

Born in Lees in Bamberg County, SC, on January 11, 1918, Marian was the daughter of the late William Dowling Mayfield and Marian Edith Riley Mayfield. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Denmark, SC, but attended an additional year of high school while her older sister Caroline completed her senior year of college. Marian went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Winthrop College as well as a Master’s Degree and Sixth Year Teaching Certificate from the University of Georgia.

Marian retired from the Marion County School System in 1981, with nearly thirty years as a teacher and librarian. After receiving her certification late in her career, she enjoyed teaching special education because the children were so grateful that somebody made the effort and had the time to teach them to read. For many years, she was a very active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Her loving spirit and enthusiasm for teaching inspired many of her students to pursue teaching or library science careers.

Marian was a master quilter and a wonderful cook. Her children and grandchildren all cherish one of or more of her beautiful quilts.

Marian was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband of 46 years, George R. McGlaun, Sr.; her brother William, Jr.; her sisters, Mary Caroline, Christabel Kennerly, Annie Elizabeth, Gertrude, Sara Julia, Kathryn Olivia, Joyce, and Wilma; her daughters Marian Griffin and Mabel Simmons; her son-in-law T. L. Griffin, Jr.; and her grandson Jason Elliot Simmons.

Marian is survived by her sister Martha Eleanor; her loving children Catherine McGlaun Mendoza and husband Miguel of Woodstock, VA, George R. McGlaun, Jr. and wife Lynn of Mountain Park, GA, Stanwix William McGlaun and Patricia Wells Bluestone of Nashville, TN, Charles Hayes McGlaun, II and wife Lisa of Liberty Hill, GA; grandchildren Jack Simmons, Jr. and wife Jody of Marietta, GA, Sloan McGlaun Moore and husband Otto of Black Hawk, CO, George R. McGlaun, III and wife Jennifer of Mountain Park, GA, Tony Mendoza of San Francisco, CA, Riley Mendoza Legg and husband Robert of Chicago, IL, Concha Mendoza of Woodstock, VA, Austin McGlaun and wife Gwen of Columbus, GA, Amanda Leigh Scott and husband David of Columbus, GA, and Leah Hayes Yurisich and husband Cory of Preston, GA; her great grandchildren McGlaun Noelle, McCrae Camille and Jack-Colton Simmons, Deven Moore, Madison Eve McGlaun, Lydia Caroline Legg, Landon, Logan, and Gabriel McGlaun, Maddie Kate Scott, Hayden James and Abigail Hayes Yurisich; and brother-in-law, Dequindre McGlaun of Junction City, GA.

Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista was in charge of arrangements.

  

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Way-Watson Funeral Home

Buena Vista, WI

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Way-Watson Funeral Home

Buena Vista, WI

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