Marion W. Blakeslee, age 96, of Columbus, OH, passed away Friday, January 1, 2010.

Marion was born in Bloomfield Township, Crawford County, on July 6, 1913. He was the son of Harry R. and Waitie Wilcox Blakeslee.

Mr. Blakeslee was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 57 years, Lura (Earll) Blakeslee on March 15, 1992 and by a brother, Frank C. Blakeslee of Portland, OR in 1962.

Survivors include daughter, Marcella B. May of Westerville, OH and former sons-in-law, Gordon E. Smith of Westerville and Charles M. May of Louisville, KY.

Surviving also is Marion’s beloved feline friend and companion “Joey” who lives with Marcella.