Marlene S. Bond age 83, of Londonderry, OH passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 20, 1939 in Londonderry a daughter of the late Scott T. and Mary Marguerite Patterson Bond.
She attended the Ohio State University until she was forced to return home due to her father’s unexpected death. She earned an Associate's Degree in Business from the Belmont Technical College. Marlene went on to obtain her Funeral Directors License, as well as Property & Casualty Insurance, Life & Health Insurance, and Real Estate Brokers Licenses.
Marlene will best be remembered as the owner/operator and funeral director of the Bond Funeral Home located in Londonderry. A business that has continually operated in the Bond Family for over 124 years. She served many positions including PERI District 9 Representative, Secretary/Treasurer, 2nd VP and Vice Chair for PERI. Board of Directors of Eastern Ohio Mutual Insurance Company, as well as president. She served as treasurer for the Order of the Eastern Star, District 14 Association. She was a longtime treasurer of Londonderry United Methodist Church, served on the Board of Directors of Guernsey County Senior Center, having been treasurer and president. She also served her community as a Londonderry Township Trustee for over 16 years. She was a past president and secretary/treasurer of the OFDA, District 12. She served as a trustee of the Ohio Eastern Star Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon and on their Founder’s Campaign Leadership Committee.
Marlene was a member and active in many organizations including the Londonderry United Methodist Church, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Freeport Chapter #319 Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron multiple times, Guernsey County Business & Professional Women, member of the first Guernsey Leadership Training Academy, and the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 4 brothers Charles “Eugene” (Janet), Richard (Betty), Dale, and Larry Bond; sister Joan Bond.
Those left to cherish her memory are nephews Charles Lynn (Peggy) Bond, Lee (Penny) Bond, Les (Kim) Bond, Paul “Scott” Bond, Jeffrey Bond, and Randall Bond; nieces Allison Bond (David) Miller, Deanna (Cuffy Lawson) Bond, and Leisa Bond; great-nephews Kevin (Christie Hollie) Bond, Ryan (Sharon) Bond, Tyler (Keely) Bond, Joshua Bond, David “Quentin” Miller, Thomas “Scott” (Jessica) Elleman; great-nieces Maureen (Dylan) Harbolt, Miranda (Robert) Melvin, Jamie Kerns, Jenna (Cliff) Wilson, Kelley Bond, Larkin Miller, and Taylor (Kevin) Leidlein; great-great-nieces & nephews Brock and Thor Harbolt, Walker, Gannon, and Helen Bond, Orion Elleman, Helena Bond, Penelope Melvin, Andrew Bond, Karter and Kaleb Wilson. She is also survived by many friends, colleagues, and neighbors.
The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bond Funeral Home, 22954 Cadiz Road, Freeport, OH 43973, with an Eastern Star Service concluding visitation at 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Londonderry United Methodist Church with Pastor Karen Upson officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset View Cemetery in Londonderry. Chandler Funeral Home in Caldwell is assisting the Bond Family. Contributions in Marlene’s Honor may be directed to the Hospice of Guernsey Inc, Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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