Marilyn Schwartz Gellhaus

July 25, 1929October 16, 2020

Marilyn Schwartz Gellhaus, passed peacefully to her Heavenly Father Friday, October 16, 2020 with loved ones by her side. She was a native of Louisville, Kentucky and the youngest of ten children of Claudie Cundiff Schwartz and James D. Schwartz. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, loved country music; time spent at the lake, dancing and was an avid fan of the University Louisville Cardinals. She is preceded in death by both parents, her siblings, her husband of sixty-two years, Donald F. Gellhaus; sons, Donald L. Gellhaus(Janice), Gregory D. Gellhaus(Frita), and Dwayne M. Gellhaus(Jennifer). She is survived by, her daughters-in-law, Janice Gellhaus, Frita Gellhaus, Jennifer Gellhaus; her grandchildren, Vanessa Allison(James), Alycia Chess(Jason), Lori Gellhaus, Gregg Gellhaus(Amanda), Chad Gellhaus, D. Michael Gellhaus and Shelby Chatfield(Cliff), Six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Special loving care was given to her over the past seven years by her niece and guardian, Kay Smith Russell, and loving caregivers, Marilyn McCarty, Mary Stark Monroe, Kathy Smith and the staff at Sam Swope Care Center of Masonic Homes. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 9am until 10:30am at Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home in Okolona. Funeral Mass will be at St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Hwy. Louisville, Kentucky 40219 at 11am with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be given in her name to St. Rita Catholic Church.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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Dlly Cahoe

October 19, 2020

We were so blessed to have Marilyn and Don for our friends.
They were special "Winn Dixie " family, so many memories of
our dinners and events thru the years. She touched so many people.
She gave me a blue and white quilt top that Zora made.
I made a beautiful quilt from it. I will remember her when I use it.
I'll keep her in my prayers..... Love you Marilyn

Mairlyn Mccarty

October 17, 2020

She love going to the dollar store and out to eat. We had some great times also love ice cream. And love to talk about her great granddaughter Aubrey, She cared so much for Dolly her true friend over the years,She will be missed so much a sweet kind lady,

Peggy McNulty-Newton

October 17, 2020

I met Merno many years ago, when she and Don were going to their camp at Nolan Lake every weekend. She was always kind, fun to be with, and an all around good person. Through the years, even with our age difference, she and I formed a lasting friendship. I would often visit her at her home after the loss of her husband and sent her many cards, in the hope of bringing a smile to her face. I will miss her greatly and wish to express my condolences to her family & loved ones. She was a dear lady and was one of a kind!