Myrna Joy Rapp

June 4, 1935November 8, 2018

Myrna Joy Rapp, age 83, died on November 8, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. Myrna was born June 4, 1935, in Lafayette, Indiana, to Cecil and Bernice Beeler Newton. She was a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (B.A.); and Oakland University (M.A.) in Rochester Hills, Michigan.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Rapp, her son, Mark R. Rapp and sister, Marilyn K. Marzen (nee Newton).

Myrna is survived by her children: Gregg M. (MA), and Douglas C. Rapp (Sandy) (OH), and her grandchildren: Christopher D. (OH), Connor M. (CO), Catherine P. (CO), and Gabriella M. Rapp (TX).

Myrna was a teacher and guidance counselor working in Farmington and Birmingham, Michigan. She was active in Senior University and was a docent at the Williamson Museum in Georgetown, Texas. Passionate about art, education, health causes, Myrna was a very generous philanthropist. She loved cheering for her sports team including the Purdue Boilermakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians, and celebrated everyday with champagne.

Myrna’s family extends heartfelt thanks to all of her loving and caring friends.

A memorial to celebrate Myrna’s life will be held on Friday, November 16th from 3-6 p.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home, Canton, OH. Memorial donations may be made to Stewart's Caring Place (Akron, OH), Georgetown Heritage Society (Georgetown, TX), or to the charity of your choice.


  • Stewarts' Caring Place


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, November 16, 2018

Myrna Joy Rapp

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Gabrail Cancer Center

November 14, 2018

We were so sorry to hear of Myrna's passing. She was a very sweet and gentle woman. We know she'll be greatly missed by everyone. You and your family are in our prayers.