Rita Marcene Arthurs

July 8, 1924November 13, 2012

Rita “Marcene” (Courtright) Arthurs, 88, of Coshocton, Ohio, passed away at Autumn Health Care Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. She was born in Conesville, OH on July 8, 1924, the daughter of the late Jesse Lee and Ottice Mae (Miller) Courtright. Marcene was a 1942 graduate of Conesville High School, where she was a cheerleader and office worker. She resided in Conesville until the fall of 2001, when she moved to Covington Square, then became a resident of Autumn in 2010. Marcene married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Andrew Arthurs on March 22, 1947. He passed away on September 9, 1979. She was a teacher aide and library aide at Conesville Elementary for 23 years, retiring in 1991. Marcene enjoyed counted cross-stitching and crafts, her children and grandchildren were the recipients of her loving, detailed work. She loved spending time with her family, and traveling to see them near and far. Marcene was a life-long member of the Conesville United Methodist Church, and a past member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, Andy Lee (Barb) Arthurs, and Marla Kay (Jerry) Hawthorne; four grandchildren, Rita Marie (Peter) Fink, Andrew “Lee” (Courtney Weaver) Arthurs, Carrie (Brian) Scheetz, and Cathy (Ryan) List; two great-grandchildren, who completed her family, Madyson Lynne List and Bryley Jayne Arthurs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Marcene is preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, Teddy and Johanna Courtright; special cousin, Helena Stillinger; and sister-in-law Donna Chapman. Calling hours will be held at Given-Dawson Funeral Home on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5-7pm. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Given-Dawson Funeral Home on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 2:00pm with Reverend Craig Redecker officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Red Cross, 245 N 4th Street, Coshocton, OH 43812. An online memorial can be viewed at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 15, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 16, 2012

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark McIntosh

November 21, 2012

Dear Andy and Family....
We just learned of your mother's passing.
We send our deepest sympathy and warmest affection.
Mark and Betty Anne (Sees) McIntosh

Kristi Jordan

November 16, 2012

Marla, Andy, Rita, & Lee:
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Marcene. She was a gem, a truly classy & great lady who was like a grandmother to me growing up. I will treasure all the memories I have of her. Many a long conversation with her through the years. A lady with grace and wisdom for sure. She was truly an Angel always and now will soar with the Angels in heaven. Much love and prayers to you all during this difficult time. RIP Marcene you will be missed & never forgotten.

Kristi Kohman Jordan

Ted and Esther Barto

November 16, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marcene was an angel. I remember with great fondness Uncle Ralph, Aunt Marcene and the family's visits. He would have a list of things to fix and the girls just talked and laughed. They were such an amazing couple and I am happy that they are back together again.
Brenda, Barb and I enjoyed so much our last visit with her as we went down memory lane together, looking at her scrapbook and exchanging stories.
Our prayers and thought are with you all.

Brenda Rice

November 16, 2012

Dear Andy, Barb, Marla and Jerry,
We are so very sorry about Aunt Marcene. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and was just the sweetest, kindness person. We know she is with mom and uncle Ralph having a great time!! Our thoughts are with you!!
Brenda, Bob and family!!

Sherry Aronhalt

November 15, 2012

Marla, Andy and family:What a blessing of having known your mom since I was born.. your home was always so warm and inviting..Such terrific parents you both had.. Hugs to you both on your loss.I'm sure they are smiling down at the wonderful family they created...

Rick and Jennifer Hall Cosmar

November 15, 2012

Andy, Marla,and family. There is peace now for your mom. She always made me feel welcome when I came to the house. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

Barb Ravotti

November 15, 2012

Marla-Please know that our family is sadden to hear of your news. I am sure Mom would send her deepest sympathy if she could. Sincerely Barb Ravotti/Pauline Dunfee

Shelly Webb

November 15, 2012

Thinking of you all, you are in our thoughts....the Webb family

Sheryl (Worthington) & Tim Guthrie

November 15, 2012

Andy,Marla and Families

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Growing up with you, there many sweet memories of you mom. She was always so kind and pleasant to be around.
God Bless Her..Heaven received a Beautiful Angel.
May you Memories help you get through the Pain and Grief of such a loss of a Wonderful Woman.

Sheryl (Worthington)& Tim Guthrie

Mary Lou Garey

November 15, 2012

I broke my heart to see this. Your mom was so special to me, I thought the world of her. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.