Born April 9, 1932, in Freeport, she was the daughter of the late Bryan W.B. and Lula Kirk Phillips.
Although she was primarily a homemaker, she retired as a nurse’s aide from what is currently Bowerston Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after 23 years of service. Marian graduated from the former Freeport High School in 1950. She was a faithful member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Sherrodsville. She was fond of spending time playing computer games and watching television. One of her favorite indulgences was watching Ohio State basketball games on television. For many years, she, along with her family enjoyed camping at Atwood Lake.
She is survived by a daughter and two sons, Mrs. Wayne (Sandy) Carter of St. Augustine, FL, William H. (Valinda) Imes and Rich Imes, both of Sherrodsville; a sister, Mabel Rummell of Newcomerstown; a brother, Roy (Janice) Phillips of Granville; a brother-in-law, George (Brenda) Imes of Massillon; her five grandchildren, Mrs. Joe (Carolyn) Segura of Beaufort, SC, Mrs. Chase (Sarah) Rideman of St. Augustine, FL, Paula Jo Imes of Newcomerstown, Mrs. Trustin (Barbie) McDonald of Tidioute, PA, and Cory Imes of Sherrodsville; six great-grandchildren, Miguel and Kylee Segura, Isla Rideman, Elliott Anderson and Carter and Layla McDonald; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis W. Imes, whom she married Jan. 27, 1956, and who died June 6, 2002; two brothers; and two sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan.19 at 11 a.m. in Calvary United Methodist Church in Sherrodsville with Rev. Kenneth Ogg officiating. Interment will follow in Leavittsville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 5-8 p.m. in Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home in Sherrodsville. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Sherrodsville EMS, P. O. Box 31 Sherrodsville, OH 44675. To leave an online condolence message, visit www.baxtergardner.com.