Floral 09

Marilyn Kazimir (Riffle) Peckens

May 14, 1934 ~ September 5, 2022 (age 88)


Marilyn Kazimir Peckens, 88, of Toronto, OH, passed away Monday Sept. 5, 2022, in the Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville, OH.


Marilyn was born May 14, 1934, in Columbus, OH, daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Clark) Riffle.  


She was a homemaker and had previously worked at the former Verna’s Dress Shop in Toronto.


Marilyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Toronto, the Mary Martha Sunday School Class, Faith Fellowship, and she served on the funeral dinner committee for years. Marilyn also formerly served as an EMT for TEMS, Inc. in Toronto.


In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph ‘Babe’ Kazimir in 1988; second husband, Wayne A. Peckens in 2003; son, Michiel Kazimir in 2017; grandson, Jonathan Suriano on Aug. 29, 2022; two infant sisters and three sisters, June, Betty, and Joann.


Surviving are her three daughters, Kathy (James) Rinaldo, and Vickie (Gary) Yarosz both of Toronto, and Ginny (Nino) Suriano of Wintersville, OH; sister, Carole Straub of Columbus, OH; two stepdaughters, Sandy Tharp of Richmond, OH, and Linda (Ed) Sninchak of NC; stepson, Wayne ‘Pecky’ (Vicki) Peckens of Mingo Jct, OH, and sister-in-law, Margaret (Joe) Clark of Jacksonville Beach, FL; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Visitation will be held Saturday Sept. 10, 2022, from 10 am to 12 noon followed by her funeral service at noon at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto. Rev. Kevin Rinkes and Pastor Ron Dixon will officiate, and burial will follow in the Toronto Union Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be directed to: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 345 Toronto, OH 43964 or Valley Hospice 10686 State Rt. 150 Rayland, OH 43943. 


September 10, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Funeral Service
September 10, 2022

12:00 PM
J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964


First United Methodist Church
PO Box 345, Toronto OH 43964

Valley Hospice
10686 St. Rt. 150, Rayland OH 43943
Tel: 1-740-859-5650
Web: http://www.valleyhospice.org

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