Marion Helen Brattain

January 7, 1922 - May 17, 2009

Marion Helen (Bayer) Brattain age 87, of Lima, Ohio passed away on May 17, 2009 in McKinney, Texas. She was born on January 7, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to Rudolph and Matilda Bayer. Marion graduated from Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri in 1940 and St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri in 1943. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was assigned to Great Lakes Naval Hospital and U.S. Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington until 1946. On August 15, 1946, she married Dr. Dayne W. Brattain, born in Warren County, Ohio. He practiced dentistry in Lima, Ohio from 1947 until 2003, and preceded her in death on April 21, 2005. Marion was an avid gardener, golfer and bridge player. She was member of Shawnee Country Club, Lima YWCA and Modern Mothers. She volunteered at the Lima Red Cross Chapter and St. Charles Catholic Church. She is survived by her son, Steven M. Brattain of Arlington, Virginia; daughter, Dayna L. Lones and husband Steven of McKinney, Texas; grandson, John Lones and wife Stephanie of Overland Park, Kansas; granddaughter, Meghan Lones of Lawrence, Kansas; sister, Ruth Bayer Keeven of Columbus, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Dayne W. Brattain; parents, Rudolph and Matilda Bayer and sister, Edna Bayer Brigham. Funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in the Chapel at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home with (clergy) officiating. Interment will be at Gethsemani Cemetery in Lima, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio, 2200 West Elm St., Lima, Ohio, 45805-2658.

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Dear Dayna, Steven and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I sure she will be greatly missed. May God comfort you during this time. As time goes on, I hope you heal by remembering the wonderful times spent with your mother. Dayna, I don't know if you will remember me, but I worked with you many years ago back in the '70's at Artex Hobby Products. When I saw the picture of your beautiful mother in the Lima News, I then remembered you. My mother also passed only a few months ago. I truly miss her, but time does heal as best as it can. I now remember all the nice times we had with my mother, and even laugh at those things my mother did that use to aggravate me. So with that being said, I hope you and your family can also remember to also laugh even through the tears. I will pray that God comforts all of you. Take care. Judy (Suever) Wiggs Judy L Wiggs (Suever), May 19, 2009