Marta Marsh Gilson, age 56 of Morenci, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee, OH. The eldest child of Harold Jr. and D. Lynn (Livingston) Marsh, she was born on July 13, 1965, in Cincinnati, OH. Marta was a life-long scholar. She graduated from Onsted High in 1983 and received her undergraduate from Siena Heights University in 1987. Marta went on to receive a master’s degree in Bio Statistics from WMU, master’s degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University, and her PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University, allowing her to travel the world presenting her research on Ocular studies. She married Robert Gilson on August 5, 2005, in Brooklyn and he survives. Marta, devoted in her faith, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a lector and sang in the choir. She was a daily communicant, adored the blessed sacrament, and dedicated to her prayer life. Marta was a most generous daughter, sister, wife, and aunt. She loved showering her family with prayer, affection, and gifts.
In addition to her husband, Bob and her mother, Lynn she is survived by her in-laws, Richard Gilson and Marilyn Booth; siblings, Mary Gautz, Rebecca (Scott) McCannell, Lucy Oldfield, Elizabeth (Matt) Girdham, Suzanne (Eric) Bilodeau, Joseph (Jodi) Marsh, and Julia (John) Hoving; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation for Marta will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 3-7 p.m. with the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3:00 p.m. and a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home in Hudson. The funeral liturgy will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Fr. Todd Koenigsknecht as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Shrine Cemetery, Brooklyn.
You may send condolences to the family at www.eaglemarryfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Right of Life or to Sacred Heart Parish. Envelopes are available at Eagle-Marry Funeral Home, Hudson.