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Marlene R. Tarvin

May 22, 1933 — March 23, 2022

Marlene R. Tarvin

Marlene Ruth Tarvin (nee Miller) passed peacefully on March 23rd, 2022.  She was the beloved and worshiped wife of the late Kenneth Tarvin, loving sister of the late Roger Miller and cherished daughter of the late Ruth (Anders) and Clarence Miller.  

 She leaves to miss her terribly devoted daughters Lynn (Michael) Sparks, Donna (Robert) Kimball, grandchildren Andrew (Angie), Kyle (Amanda), Brad (Nicole), Liz (Bryan) and David (Anna).  Adoring great-grandmother of Perry, Addison, Josey, Mila, Baker, Cameron, Maya and Nico.  Also survived by brother-in-law Gordon Tarvin, numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends. 

 Marlene grew up in Monfort Heights and attended Western Hills High School, remaining instrumental in reunions and annual school events and keeping in touch with classmates for over 60 years.  She worked for GE and then later at Shillito's Western Woods until retiring to travel with Ken and their friends.  She then became the best grandma ever, taking care of grandchildren with that loving manner only a grandma could.  Her faith was instrumental throughout her joys and her struggles, demonstrating Christian values in her daily life.  She cared for the poor, the well-off and the in between with equal compassion and generosity. She and Ken set an example of love, commitment and faith in the 66 years they were together.  For that, we will all be eternally grateful. 


Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation from 10 am until time of memorial service at 12 noon, Satuday, April 2nd, all at Westwood First Presbyterian Church (3011 Harrison Ave.)  A continued celebration of life will immediately follow at the Miami Township Community Center, 3780 Shady Lane, North Bend, OH  45052.


If desired, the family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45211, or Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1520 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45214.

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Memorial Visitation

Saturday, April 2, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Westwood First Presbyterian Church

3011 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Westwood First Presbyterian Church

3011 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211

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