S. Marie Napier, 67, of Port Washington, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Twin City Hospital in Dennison after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. Born January 10, 1944 in Dennison, she was a daughter of the late John Albert “Bear” and Bernice Marie (Ridgeway) Cox.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Tim Cox, and her father- and mother-in-law, Hershel and Edna Napier. She is also sadly missed by her beloved canine companion, Macey.

Services for Marie, officiated by Pastor Randy Stull, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home at Dennison. Interment will follow in Uhrichsville’s Union Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday. Those wishing to honor Marie’s memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.