Marilyn Bankhurst (nee Dunch)

Born: 01/28/1944 Passed:

Marilyn Bankhurst (nee Dunch) passed away peacefully on July 27, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born on January 28, 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Anne and Julius Dunch. She graduated from John Adams High School and worked as a secretary in the real estate industry before becoming a full-time wife, mother, and homemaker. She married the love of her life, Howard, in 1975 and they started their new life together in Hudson, Ohio. She and Howard raised their children, John and Jane in Hudson, where she lived until her passing. Marilyn loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was an excellent cook and host and was very active in many ministries at Christ Church Episcopal and a dedicated volunteer for the Hudson City Schools.

She was predeceased by her parents and dear sister Linda.

Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband, Howard; son, John (Ryan Kin); daughter, Jane (Glenn) McMullen; and her grandchildren, Reid and Sloane, whom she cherished. She is also survived by her sister, Justina Ginter; brother, Julius (Debbie) Dunch; brother-in-law, Arthur (Lois) Bankhurst; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and several long-time dear friends.

Due to the pandemic, a private memorial service will be held. Marilyn had a great passion for flowers, and to honor her life, contributions may be made in her memory to Christ Church Episcopal Memorial Garden Fund, 21 Aurora, Hudson, Ohio 44236.  Contributions to the American Diabetes Association PO BOX 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 or , are also welcome in her honor. Condolences can be shared with the family online at


Heritage Cremation Society



8 Tributes to Marilyn Bankhurst (nee Dunch)

  1. Cheryl Lamm says:

    May her memory be a blessing! She must have been an amazing woman as she raised an incredible son!

  2. John and Connie Brock says:

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Marilyn. We will miss seeing her smiling face whenever we pass the house. Love to Howard and family. Please let us know if you need anything.

    • Lindsey Madden Sommers says:

      Dear Jane and Family-

      Sending heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I remember your mom as always having a warm smile on her face. Heaven gained another angel. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sharon Anghilante and David says:

    An elegant lady is the memory I hold of Marilyn. So glad I could spend time with her and all of you. So glad my brother Jim and sister-in-law shared their friendship with her and you with us.
    Her beautiful smile will linger on!

  4. Jo-Ann Hall, Aspen former SSC member says:

    My deepest condolences to Howard and family. A loss is always diffficult but will always remember the god times.

  5. Meghan Kohout says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We were blessed with the opportunity to meet your mom and she was an amazing, friendly, welcoming person. Please know you are all in our prayers during this difficult time .
    The Kohout’s

  6. Patricia Picard says:

    John And Jane, I loved the way your mother adored the two of you. She was a special woman, that’s for sure.
    Gone too soon – –
    Love, Ms.Picard

  7. Dana Barna says:

    Jane….I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Your parents were always some of my favorite people! Much love and prayers to your entire family ❤️

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