OBITUARY

Marsha Ash

August 28, 1953June 18, 2019
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Marsha Diane Ash, age 65 of Coldwater passed away on June 18, 2019 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo under the loving care of her family. She was born August 28, 1953 in Albion the daughter of John and Barbara (Nichols) Swan and they precede her in death. Marsha is also preceded in death by a daughter, Chelsie Marie Ash, special son-in-law, Chris Thimlar and 2 brothers: John Swan, Jr. and Douglas Swan.

Marsha was employed with Holbrook Patterson in Coldwater and then later worked for Metaldyne in Litchfield until her retirement.

Marsha was an amazing, loving, extraordinary woman who was known as “Mammy” by everyone who knew and loved her. Her family was everything to her. They will miss her wonderful cooking, especially her mac & cheese and no-bake cookies. Growing up, she learned a great deal about flowers from her mother which she passed her love and talent with flowers down to her own family.

Marsha leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Lynn; 3 children: Lisa (Shea) Gillette of Coldwater, Staci Persails of Coldwater, Cody (Ashley) Ash of Tekonsha; 9 grandchildren: Marissa Berry, Johnpaul, Grace and Christopher Thimlar, Dawn Neusbaum, Richard Dean, Emma Sexton, Sonora and Jax Barrington; 3 brothers: David (Bonnie) Swan, Robert (Peggy) Swan, Richard Swan and numerous in-laws, extended family and friends.

Marsha’s family will celebrate her life on Monday, June 24, 2019 beginning with visitation at 10AM until the time of service at 1PM at J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion with Pastor Matthew J. West officiating.

Burial will follow in W. Clarendon Cemetery in Homer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 24, 2019

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Deon Swan

June 21, 2019

May God be with the entire family and bring peace during this difficult time! May she rest in peace in the Lords Kingdom!

Love,
Deon Swan & Family

Dana Edgar

June 21, 2019

My Aunt Marsha,
She was a remarkable woman. She would do anything for anybody. Throughout my childhood years I have so many memories, the French toast in the morning she would cook for me and the girls. The trips to the Tekonsha ice cream store to get ice cream on a Saturday afternoon. I remember her taking me and Staci to the Coldwater Fair and we had her picture taken with the monkey. She always took the time to listen to our problems and did the best she could to help us reach a resolution. She was known for making chocolate chip banana bars, butterscotch fudge, and her no bake cookies and many other treats we all enjoyed. I could go on and on with all the memories I have of her. Right now she is in heaven rejoicing with all of our loved ones that went before us. I love you and miss you so much already. Until the day we meet again. Rest in heaven😇❤🌷💐🌹

Frank Draper

June 20, 2019

I first met Marsha and her brother Dave working for Holbrook Patterson. She was such a sweet person. May she RIP she will be missed.

Duane Richardson

June 20, 2019

Aunt Marshie was the most special person to me because she had a wonderful caring heart and a great sense of humor ( she even laughed at my corniest of jokes) She taught me some great recipes as well and when I moved to Ohio, she always stayed in touch by Facebook to answer any question I had about cooking. She always called me her wonderful nephew and I always called her my beautiful aunt. She will always have a special place in my heart and I love her more than all the stars in the Galaxy. Fly High Aunt Marshie, You Are The Most Beautiful Angel In Heaven Now

Candy Terrell

June 20, 2019

Aunt Marsha was the best. She would do anything for anyone. She organized a get together the last time I was home just so I could see more family. This picture is from the last time we had Cascarelli pizza together. I will never forget our last talk on Mother's Day. I love her more that all the butterflies in the rose garden.

Jane Tesch

June 20, 2019

We will miss our beautiful Marsha and her wonderful shinning presents. Loved her smiles, hugs and laughter. She will be greatly missed here on earth, but lovingly received among all the people that went to heaven before her. Hug prayers and love to all the family! Fly high Marsha!

Amanda Sierminski

June 20, 2019

Mammy you were and are the best women I've met in my life I'm so glad I got to be a part of your life for the years we known each other your daughter is and will always be my best friend your family feels like my family as well you all have taken me in you will be so missed mammy I love you❤ I will be always there and help the family as much as I can they all know I'm a phone call away r.I.p. mammy you are definitely loved and missed dearly 😪❤🌟

Dee Rich

June 19, 2019

While there are no words or actions that will take away your pain, we hope you are surrounded by much loved and support at this difficult time. Know that God cares about your grief and tears (Psalms 56:8). May the light from God's Word be a guide and comfort through the darkness of your loss (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

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