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Marie Harmelink

Marie Harmelink, '35, died March 20, 1994, in Sebring, FL. After earning a degree in music and Christian education from Otterbein College in Westerville, OH, and attending Fredonia, NY. Marie began teaching music and English in 1938 and taught at various schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania until her retirement with a 40-year record of service. From the age of 13, Marie had been a church pianist and organist, as well as holding many other offices of church service. She cared for both her parents, now deceased. A relative reports that "the day she died, Marie played the organ for the morning service at Bethany Baptist in Avon Park, FL, and planned to play again in the evening service, but the Lord intervened around 4:30pm and called her home during a nap."