Marilyn Mast Ransom

December 4, 2017

Marilyn Mast Ransom, 72, of Frankfort, died at 4:40 a.m. December 4, 2017 at Wesley Manor.  She was born June 24, 1945 in Frankfort, Ind., to George E. & Martha (Stine) Mast.  She married Thomas V. Ransom on August 21, 1966 in Frankfort and he survives.

Marilyn was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort High School and received her MS Degree from Indiana University in 1968.  She was a lifelong Frankfort resident.  Marilyn was a teacher for the Community Schools of Frankfort for 22 years, retiring in January of 2005.  Prior to teaching she owned and operated a pre-school for several years. She was a member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Tri-Kappa, Indiana University Alumni Assoc. and Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.  She was a world traveler, she enjoyed scrapbooking and wintering in Florida.

Visitation and Services

A memorial service will be held on December 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St., Frankfort. Pastor Pam Ditson-McCall will officiate. Visiting with the Ransom family will follow the memorial service in the church Fellowship Hall. Memorial donations may be made to the Ransom Endowment Fund, (which benefits local activities in Boone and Clinton County) c/o Clinton County Community Foundation, 215 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901.

Survived by:

Husband: Thomas V. Ransom of Frankfort, 1 Daughter: Melissa Ransom McQuinn of Frankfort, 3 Sons: Todd (Brenda) Ransom of Lebanon, Mark (Carrie) Ransom of Lebanon, Rob (Andrea) Ransom of Denver, Colorado, 1 Sister: Carol Mast Breeden of Columbus, Ind., 8 Grandchildren: Tucker Ransom, Irene Ransom, Marli Ransom, Jane Ransom, Hannah McQuinn, Macie McQuinn, and Rawley & Ketner Ransom.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Kendrick Ransom and her brother, Robert Mast.


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37 Condolences for “Marilyn Mast Ransom”

  1. Dave Hinshaw December 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Dear Tom and Family,
    We send our condolences and feel the loss of Marilyn. It sort of makes us all feel a little closer to our future site and know that she will go forward in a positive direction. This brings us closer again as we were so many years ago. Sincerely, Dave and Mary Hinshaw

  2. Charles and Sue Fink December 5, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Tom and family
    So sorry to hear about the loss of Marilyn. She was such a wonderful friend to many people. You both have raised such a wonderful family. We pray for comfort of the family in the next few days.
    Charlie and Sue Fink

  3. Cindy Reeder December 5, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Dear Mark, Carri, Marli and Jannie,
    I am sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I can remember her from when my daughters were in school. She was a kind and caring lady who will be greatly missed by those who knew her. May God’s loving arms hold you in his care through this difficult time. My prayers are being sent to give you comfort.

  4. Gale Calloway December 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    My condolence to the family! I loved talking with her when I would visit my mom at Wesley Manor! She at peace now. Prayers for comfort for all!

  5. Roger Howe December 5, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Dear Tom & Family,
    We’re so saddened to learn of your loss. We’ve heard many endearing comments about Marilyn’s love for her family, students and community.
    Roger & Becky Howe

  6. Dick Rayles December 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Marilyn was a very special and we all will miss her. Our prayers are with you all.

  7. Matt & Brook Roberts December 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss…

  8. Deborrah (Buntin) Burgess December 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Dear Melissa, Honey I’m so very sorry about your Mother! May God be with you in your time of sorrow dear! I will be praying for your family.

  9. Mark and Tami Richardson December 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you on your loss, May God provide comfort to you all as you go through such a difficult time. Cling tight to your many memories!

    Mark and Tami Richardson

  10. Jeff & Lynette Hardesty December 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    What a special lady! Our prayers for God’s peace & love for the whole family! Love in Christ,
    Jeff & Lynette Hardesty

  11. Alisha Stevenson-Rountree December 5, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Mrs. Ransom was my 6th grade reading teacher. Her kindness and compassion helped ease the emotional transition. She was constantly offering encouragement. I will always remember her kind smile. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to her family.

  12. Nikisha Jacobs December 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Dear Mr Ransom and family,
    Mrs Ransom was a great teacher and lady! I really enjoyed being in her classroom! I am so sorry for your loss and your family is in my thoughts and prayers!
    Nikisha (Brown) Jacobs

  13. Jim and Carol Coy December 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Dear Ransom Family, We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. Our family has so many happy memories of the years we were neighbors. May God bless you all with precious memories of a truly special woman. She was a blessing to us! Jim and Carol Coy

  14. Mark T. Beck December 6, 2017 at 9:23 am

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Tom and his wonderful family on the passing of Marilyn. May she now rest in peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. God Bless

  15. Anita and Jerry Bradley December 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Dear Tom and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Marilyn was a sweet, caring person, and a great teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed being her next door neighbor at the middle school. We also watched many tennis matches together when our sons played and when Melissa and Lisa were partners. May you find comfort in the love and memories you shared.
    Anita and Jerry Bradley

  16. Erilda & Ron Coleman December 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you & your family. God Bless. Ron & Erilda Coleman

  17. The Stuteville Family December 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Tom and Family, We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Marilyn’s death. She has no pain now. There is a much better place to be than on earth. The family has our deepest sympathy. God Bless

  18. Ron Kerby December 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Tom & Family,
    We send our condolences.
    Ron & Connie Kerby

  19. Jan Kersey December 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    To Tom, Todd, Mark, Melissa and Rob, My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families at this very sad time. Your Marilyn was a great, caring and devoted wife, mom, and grandma. She will be missed by all. Now her pain is over and only wonderful memories prevail. Enjoy those and know she and you are loved.
    Sincerely, Jan

  20. Bob Boggess December 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Tom, I am very sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She is and always will be a wonderful person.

  21. Shirley Ricker December 7, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Tom – sorry to read of Marilyn’s passing. She was a lovely person. You have my sympathy. Shirley Ricker

  22. Bill Tankersley December 7, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Let me express my condolences for your family’s loss of Marilyn. She was a good classmate at FSHS.

  23. Mike Kincaid December 7, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Mark & Todd, My family will keep your family in our prayers.

  24. Ronald Kellams December 8, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    This is a note of encouragement from an old tennis teammate. I read that your wife went to “higher ground” (.. “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”) and am praying that the Savior would heal those broken hearts in your family. A favorite scripture of mine is Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints”.
    Thank you for allowing the Kellams family to be a friend of the Ransom’s … Precious Memories !!!
    May the Lord be gracious to you & your family.
    Ron Kellams (i.e. “Chops” … “Porky”)

  25. Judy Capawana December 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    To Tom and the Ransom family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Marilyn. All of us who loved her will miss her smile and caring nature. I will remember the fun times we had together and believe she is pain free with the angels now. She will be your guardian angel as you support each other now and forever.
    Hugs…. Judy Capawana

  26. Dave Hinshaw December 10, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Dear Tom,
    On behalf of several others I again send condolences for many of us. Marty Lanum, Andrea Shriver, Phyil Jenner Nelson and Dave Hewlett have all expressed their strong feelings as all of us have fond memories of a wonderful partner in so many things through the years.
    Dave H.

  27. Dave & Marketta Utley December 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss and express our deepest condolences. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

  28. Linda Gibson Benge December 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  29. Frank Hensley December 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Marylin’s death. She was a beautiful lady with so much class. Through tennis and church was able to get to know her so very well. So sorry for the Ransom family’s loss!

  30. craig mundell December 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Tom and family, My condolences and prayers to all your family. Marilyn was a wonderful person who will be missed. I will be thinking of you. God bless and cherish the memories and the good times.

  31. Jenny Harris December 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

    For the Ransom family, I did not know Marilyn well, however, she had our sons in class back at FMS. I remember her being very kind, gracious and welcoming when you would ask about your child and how he was doing in class. I believe she had a true heart and gift for her students and children in general. Of course, I would see her at the ballgames back when Rob and Nate played ball for Marty. Fond memories. I enjoyed taking a peek inside your life with Marilyn on her video. These are precious memories you will be able to share in all of your new tomorrows. Loss is hard anytime, but at this time of the year it tends to be very hard and makes the holidays a bit bittersweet. Take care of yourselves, think of your loved one often….today it is with tears….eventually, those tears will turn to smiles.

  32. Janet Cripe December 16, 2017 at 8:57 am

    To Tom and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. Heaven gained an angel. Marilyn was such a wonderful friend and person. She taught all of us how to live life, humble and kind. She will forever be missed, but may cherished memories remain in our hearts forever.

  33. Chad Sawicki December 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I have such great memories of your mom. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers

  34. Tom and Lisa Griffy December 18, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Dear Melissa and family,
    We are so sorry about your mom. We know how much you will miss her. She was quite a lady. She was such a caring and giving person, and always had a smile on her face. I appreciated her help so much when I began at Riley. She even fixed us a lasagna dinner complete with bread and a bottle of wine for our first week of marriage. Her caring was also displayed with her students and fellow teachers. Thank you for sharing her with so many. You and your family will be in our prayers.

  35. Phil Grove December 18, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    The Ransom Family,
    I extend my sincere condolences to all of you on your loss.
    Sincerely, Phil Grove

  36. Suzanne Cohen February 12, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Dear Tom and family, I have just learned of Marilyn’s passing and wish to offer my sincere condolences to you and your family. My prayers are with you all. Suzanne (Denton) Cohen -FHS Class of 1965

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