Marvin Laney – March 2, 2018

Marvin Leverne Laney, 81, of Dennison, died Friday, March 2, 2018 in Oak Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Baltic.

Born at Hamler, Ohio on January 22, 1937, Marvin was a son of the late Marvin J.C. and Edith J. (Little) Laney.Following his graduation from High School, Marvin became a heavy equipment operator and entered into the United States Marine Corps. He later joined the United States Army from 1966-1969, where he was assigned to the 1st Batallion-3rd Infantry Division at Fort Myer, Virginia. Marvin was employed by Caravat Coal Company for 16 ½ years as a heavy equipment operator and later joined Baker Highway Express and retired from there following 10 ½ years of service. Marvin was an avid beekeeper who also loved caring for his flower and vegetable gardens and playing on his HAM Radio.

He is survived by his wife, Betty “Midge” (Grabits) Laney, whom he married on December 16, 1967; his children,  Marvin F. Laney, Francis “Gene” Shuman both of Carrollton, and Rose (Ron) Haney of Stonecreek; his siblings, Larry (Daryl) Laney of Florida, Greg (Sharon) Laney of Massillon, Sherman Laney of Bergholz, Rochelle (Dave) Bozoti of Florida and Sue (Bing) Toy of Nevada. Completing the family are seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeff and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Laney.

The family will greet guests on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5-7 PM and again one hour prior to services on Thursday March 8, 2018 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia where Pastor Mike Thurston will lead a service celebrating Marvin’s life at 10:30 AM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover. Following services, all are invited to share in a meal and fellowship in the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the New Philadelphia Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions in Marvin’s name may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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