Merian L. Rohrabaugh

March 4, 2020

Merian L. Rohrabaugh, 89, formerly of Kirklin, passed away March 4, 2020 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born on July 29, 1930 in Madison County, Ind. to John and Elva (McClain) Lemen. She married Raymond Rohrabaugh Jr. on June 28, 1952 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on November 17, 1975.

Merian was a 1948 graduate of Jackson High School.  She lived for a brief time in the Panama Canal zone.  She worked as a secretary in various doctor’s offices and retired from Clinton County Hospital.  She was a member of Antioch Christian Church and attended Kirklin Christian Church.  Other memberships include Tri Kappa and Kirklin PM Club.  She volunteered as Pink Lady at the Clinton County Hospital, was a Girl Scout leader and worked the election board in Kirklin for many years.

Memorial donations may be made in Merian’s honor to Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Celebration of Life will begin at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Survived by:

She is survived by her 4 Daughters: Martha Boone (Mike) of Frankfort, Cathy Rohrabaugh-Wells of Kirklin, Linda Ward of Kirklin, and Sarah Byrne (Charlie) of Frankfort; 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Nina M. Lemen, brother: John Thomas Lemen, Jr., son-in-laws: Phil Ward and Bret Wells, granddaughter: Marta Klein, and great grandson: Kaleb Klein.


Leave your Condolences

17 Condolences for “Merian L. Rohrabaugh”

  1. Debra McDowell March 4, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. My memories of her are Ally’s basketball games. She was rightfully proud of her granddaughter. Love and hugs, Deby McDowell

  2. Mindy Pryor March 4, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Sarah, Martha, Cathy, and Linda, I loved Merian like my second mother. I loved watching her decorate wedding cakes and birthday cakes. After Buck passed away, she did a great job raising four beautiful daughters. I will miss her dearly. I know the love of her life, your dad, was there waiting for her with open arms.
    Love you all! Mindy

  3. Bridget Gunn March 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Heidi Weber Long March 4, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss your Momma, she was a great women and will be missed greatly.

  5. Angie Scott March 4, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Merian was a great lady and she will be missed. I will miss her smile.

  6. Terri Dean March 4, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Marian was a wonderful lady, always had a smile and a good word. She will be missed. Prayers for her family.

  7. Virgie Smith March 4, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. She will be missed. One sweet lady.

  8. Ann Musser March 5, 2020 at 8:32 am

    So sorry for your loss. Merian was such a loving and giving woman. I know she will be dearly missed.

  9. Louise Smith March 5, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Love, prayers and sympathy to all of you, your mom was a special person.

  10. Denise Scofield March 5, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Merian. I worked with her for many happy, fun years at the hospital. God Bless!

  11. Gloria Hall March 5, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Such a nice lady. She use to take me to school growing up. My condolences to all of you.

  12. Jayne King March 5, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    I have so many memories of this fine lady during my childhood. She was my Girl Scout leader, she baked my wedding cake and I spent many overnights at her house with her daughters. I hurt for her daughters and grandchildren. She raised four lovely ladies.

  13. Julie Gray March 6, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Cathy, I am so sorry to hear this news. It was so evident how much you loved and respected your mother. Hold onto the many happy memories all of you shared. God bless you and your family. With Love, Julie and Jenny Gray

  14. Rene’ Rogers March 6, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Martha, Cathy, Linda, and Sarah and families:So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Rene’ Strawn Rogers

  15. Cynthia K. Henninger March 7, 2020 at 4:46 am

    So sorry, I missed her at the hospital, she was a great lady.

  16. Carol A. Coy March 7, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Dearest Cathy, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I know you will miss her. Love and blessings to you! Carol Coy

  17. Kathy Stevens Blanch March 7, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Ladies, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. She was such a part of the Fee Reunion years ago. I also worked many years with her at the old Clinton County Hospital. She was a lovely lady. Kathy Stevens Blanch

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