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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA

OBITUARY

Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub

November 10, 1927July 8, 2019

Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub age 91 of Waynesburg, passes away July 8, 2019 in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home.

A lifelong resident of Waynesburg, Marilyn was the daughter of the late Glenn J. and Faye Hickman Brewer. She attended Indiana State Teachers College, graduated from Penn Commercial College and worked as a secretary at East Ward School.

She met her husband, the late Robert M. Eichenlaub, at the office of the Greene County Clerk of Courts when she was on the news staff of the Washington Observer. They were the parents of five children: Rev. Kathryn (David) White of Erie, PA; Ann (Timothy, deceased) Paul of Pittsburgh, PA; Amy (Patrick) Mutch of Baltimore, MD; Joy (James) Lane of Las Vegas, NV and James (Beth) Eichenlaub of Sewickley, PA. She was the proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

A member of St. Ann Church, Marilyn was president of the Women’s Guild and served as president of the Corbly Association for several years. She was a member of the Bowlby Library Board and president of the Library Association. In later years she volunteered repairing books and was the “Bowlby Bear” mascot. She raised money for the Greene County Historical Society Museum by putting on doll house shows and was a board member of the Cornerstone Genealogy Society where she was also Program Chair.

Marilyn loved figure skating, clogging, swimming, writing poetry and putting on performances as a puppeteer. She enjoyed sewing and crafts and assisted with local Children’s Operettas and Summer Theatre productions as Costume Chairman.

Surviving are a brother James L. (Jane, deceased) and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert F. Brewer.

Friends will be received from 4 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, in Behm Funeral Home Inc. 182 W. High St., Waynesburg where brief prayers will be held at 9:30 am Friday, July 12, 2109 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Ann Catholic Church 232 E. High St., Waynesburg .Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Genealogical Society of Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Glenn J. Brewer, Father (deceased)
  • Faye Hickman Brewer, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert M. Eichenlaub, Husband (deceased)
  • Rev. Kathryn (David) White, Daughter
  • Ann (Timothy deceased) Paul, Daughter
  • Amy (Patrick) Mutch, Daughter
  • Joy (James) Lane, Daughter
  • James (Beth) Eichenlaub, Son
  • James L. (Jane deceased) Brewer, Brother
  • Robert F. Brewer, Brother (deceased)
  • She was the proud grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren
  • DONATIONS

  • Cornerstone Genealogical Society

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Blessing Service Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 12, 2019

Memories

Marilyn Brewer Eichenlaub

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Bryan Popp

July 18, 2019

We truly cherish the memories of Mrs Eichenlaub as a great neighbor and "mom's best friend." I remember apples, mint and monkey bars in the backyard; visiting for many puppet shows and doll houses; hours at the library, acting in community plays, delivering the Observer-Reporter, and of course Rain Day.

Our prayers are with your family and especially Mr. and Mrs. Eichenlaub.

Cindy Gapen

July 9, 2019

So sad to hear! I have so many memories of your mother (and father). He was such a gentle soul; she was FULL of creative energy, and such a good friend to my mother. I’ll always remember your mother’s enthusiasm & infectious laugh.
And the doll houses and puppet shows!!!

Vicki Monas

July 9, 2019

Marilyn was a lovely lady with a quick wit and an inspiring smile. Her creativity was to be admired. Her kindness sincere and caring.

Ruth Monas
Vicki Monas

Michael Reed

July 9, 2019

Marilyn Eichenlaub was a wonderful person whose joy in everything she did shone through her smile and her always encouraging words for others. I experienced her as a Catechism teacher at St. Ann's, a mother behind the scenes at childhood plays, the mother of a high school sweetheart, and a smiling face and kind heart whenever I encountered her. I know that her children and grandchildren have even more wonderful memories of her, and I hope they take comfort in the fact that she was beloved by so many of us in Waynesburg, a town she helped make a great place to grow up. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Dean Tapley

July 9, 2019

She was a lovely lady with a ready smile (and something to say). You always felt better having spent time with her.

Sallie and George Stennett

July 9, 2019

George and I send our deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a wonderful person and I am sure she will be missed by many. Cherish your memories. 🙏

Paula Stoner

July 8, 2019

Kay, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

Pat Stout

July 8, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to all of Marilyn's family and friends , she was such a lovely , special lady !

Becky Smylie(Popp)

July 8, 2019

We loved your mother and the entire Eichenlaub family- just like brother and sisters! May your mom now be in heaven with your father. We are so sorry for your loss. The Popp family

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY