Marilyn D. Batisky 1947-2018

CANFIELD — Marilyn D. Richards-Batisky, 70, of Canfield, died Monday afternoon, Feb. 5, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

She was born March 5, 1947, in Warren, the daughter of the late Raymond Ellwood and Thelma Beatrice Branch Cochran. She was a Trumbull County resident most of her life.

Marilyn was a 1965 graduate of Leavittsburg High School. She served briefly in the U.S. Navy. She worked for Trumbull Memorial Hospital for 26 years as an administrative assistant in the purchasing department, then worked as a secretary for the Cafaro Corporation for several years. Recently, she has worked for the Brookdale Cornersburg Senior Living Center in Youngstown.

Marilyn was a longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren. She was a loving, selfless and caring wife, mom and grandma.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 19 years, Donald L. J. Batisky, whom she married Aug. 21, 1999; one daughter, Amber M. Richards of Bristolville; four stepchildren, Dr. Donald Lee Batisky of Atlanta, David R. (Nikki) Batisky of Ft. Myers, Fla., Doris J. (Ted) O’Donnell of Bayse, Va. and Darren M. Batisky of Pittsburgh; one granddaughter, Raven E. Keirsey of Bristolville; six step-grandchildren, David Lee, McKaylee, Kasmer, Kaitlyn, Jacob and Kyle; one brother, Tim R. (Debbie) Cochran of North Port, Fla.; and two nephews, Timothy (Teresa) Cochran and Sean Cochran.

One brother, Terry D. Cochran, preceded her in death Jan. 30, 2018. One stepson, Dana L. Batisky, also preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, where the family will receive friends for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Joanie Abdu Breast Cancer Fund, c/o 524 Park Ave., Youngstown, OH 44504.

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