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Marvin E. Chism

January 26, 1942 — June 29, 2021

Marvin E. Chism

Marvin E. Chism, 79, of Texas and formerly of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Rosewood Nursing & Rehab Center in Killeen, Texas.

Marv was born in Rushsylvania, Ohio January 26, 1942, to the late Paul Meredith and Catherine (Shafer) Chism.  He was also preceded in death by a brother David Chism.

Marv married Sharon Sue Moyer March 28, 1965, and she survives in Killeen, Texas.  He is also survived by a son, Paul (Gale) Chism of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Meredith (Dave) Groves of Sidney, Ohio; six grandchildren: Maryann (Kelby) Wallace, Brian Crowley, Joseph Slavin, Teighlor Chism, Melissa Groves and Andrew Groves; nine great-grandchildren: Mackenzi, Damian, Jayce, Amira, Paizlyn, Dominic, Marilyn, Aria and Violet; a sister-in-law, Kitty Chism of Arkansas and nieces and nephews: Krista Chism of Denver, Doug Chism of Virginia, Paula (Don) Nash of Huntsville, and Jan (Dan) Whetstone of Iowa.

A Veteran of the United States Army, Marv retired as a letter carrier from the United States Postal Service.  He loved sports and was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State fan.  Marv enjoyed watching golf, especially Phil Mickelson. He bowled at TP Lanes for many years.  Marv was a member of Eagles Arie #2166 – PWP,PDO and the Indian Lake AmVets.  He also loved to sing and was a member of SPEBSQSA, Loganairre Chapter, Singing Buckeyes, and Diamond State Chorus in Arkansas.  Marv was a member of the Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church where he also sang in the Chancel Choir.  Marv enjoyed life, but especially going golfing with Paul and Dave and doing things with his family.

Marv’s greatest accomplishment was his family and his hole-in-one at Cherokee Hills.

A celebration of Marv’s life will be held at a later date.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Chism family.


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