Marjorie Sells

Marjorie J "Marge" Sells (Smith)

Tuesday, February 1st, 1927 - Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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SELLS, Marjorie J. age 92 of Dayton, died February 26th, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband Dick in 2002, and daughter-in-law Jean M. Sells. Survived by daughters Dee Dee (Mark) Tuss, Susie (Jim) Staley both of Dayton, 3 sons Rick (Gail) of Clayton, Bob (Sherrie) of Dayton, Randy (Marji) of West Milton, 14 grandchildren Katie, Danny (Nereida), David (Jess), Jane Tuss, Jill, Jimmy, Erin Staley, Kelly, Matt Sells, Leslie (Brian) Whitten, Stacie (Kevin) Vanscoder, Andrew (Cara), Alan (Kacey), Jacqueline Sells, 9 great grandchildren, numerous other family and friends. Marge was an artist and art teacher in Dayton Public Schools for over 30 years and retired from Meadowdale High School in 1991. Her students loved her and called her “mom”. They sought advice from her even as adults. She influenced many, especially her 5 kids who all became educators like her. Marge was a strong, independent woman. She approached life with curiosity and engaged others with an open mind. She instilled in her family the importance of humor and fun and of always treating others with love and respect. Family was the most important part of her life. “Gigi” loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and encouraged them to be the best. Marge loved the water. She was an avid swimmer, still swimming laps twice a week at the age of 91. She always said she was “one with the water.” Marge loved to vacation at the beach with her family. Her last dip in the ocean was at the age of 90. Marge will be missed so much, but she will live on in everyone she touched. Thanks to Bayley, Kandy, Kaye and Yogi who helped take care of Marge for the last several months. The family will receive friends 2 to 5 pm Sunday at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Drive at N. Main St. Services 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ohio Hospice of Dayton or the Multiple Myeloma Foundation in Marge’s memory.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home and Crematory
  • Service

    Monday, March 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, March 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home


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Don and Sue Garretson

Posted at 08:05pm
Bob, Randy, Susie, Bill - Oh, so many memories! Sherwood Forest, DPS, Fairport...Your mom not only brought the best to kids for so many years as a teacher, but she certainly
did a fine job of raising a family. How proud she and your dad must have been of you and the families you've raised. We are thinking of you. Much love, Don and Sue Garretson

Posted at 02:41pm
I enjoyed working with your mother at Meadowdale High School. Marge was (what is needed more than ever in DPS) an excellent teacher and giving person. But more important than that, was the wonderful job she and Dick did in raising all of their children.

James and Cheryl Lincoln

Bernard and Shirley Johnson

Posted at 03:59am
Bernard and Shirley Johnson,
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to Susan Staley and family. Margie will certainly be missed. She has been a wonderful next door neighbor for many years.
We pray that God will give you and your family strength during this time of your loss.
May your time spent with her be memorable be joyous. May God bless you with his Grace, Peace, Mercy and Love.

Sharon Keeley

Posted at 03:59pm
To Randy and family-your mother was a lovely lady. I spent time with her in our aerobics class and luncheons. I will miss her presence. She often spoke of her family and how much she loved all of you. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family

Mary A. Zahner

Posted at 09:51am
I am saddened by the loss of Marjorie Sells. I will always remember Marjorie as a valued colleague who became my mentor in the 1970s. We had many lively discussions about how art making played an enormous role in the identity formation of students. Please know that family and friends of Marjorie have my heartfelt sympathy.
Mary Zahner

Kiki Ganz Posted at 07:49am

I was so sad to hear this news. Marge meant so much to me and helped mentor my art teaching career. Not only that but I also felt true affection for her and her family. I have been praying for all of you during this difficult time.

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