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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