Harriett Worthington
B: 1944-03-23
D: 2018-12-17
View Details
Worthington, Harriett
Matthew Arnold
B: 1955-05-17
D: 2018-12-14
View Details
Arnold, Matthew
Deborah Mosser
B: 1964-01-13
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Mosser, Deborah
Barbara Le Master
B: 1949-01-05
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Le Master, Barbara
Jeanette Matthews
B: 1928-08-16
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Matthews, Jeanette
Alice Lang
B: 1925-04-13
D: 2018-12-05
View Details
Lang, Alice
David Erb
B: 1937-04-26
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Erb, David
Dale Stalter
B: 1934-07-12
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Stalter, Dale
Anthony Tornes
B: 1932-10-03
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Tornes, Anthony
Shirley Oliver
B: 1937-02-18
D: 2018-11-15
View Details
Oliver, Shirley
Joanne Doan
B: 1930-11-09
D: 2018-11-06
View Details
Doan, Joanne
Carolyn Saffell
B: 1942-08-11
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Saffell, Carolyn
Harry Smith
B: 1931-06-12
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Smith, Harry
John Ayers
B: 1958-01-17
D: 2018-11-02
View Details
Ayers, John
Marian Holland
B: 1937-03-08
D: 2018-10-31
View Details
Holland, Marian
Randall Sears
B: 1958-07-15
D: 2018-10-30
View Details
Sears, Randall
Kenneth "Ken" Dougherty
B: 1943-05-31
D: 2018-10-18
View Details
Dougherty, Kenneth "Ken"
Kathryn Rose
B: 1922-09-15
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Rose, Kathryn
Irene Tokodi
B: 1927-07-30
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Tokodi, Irene
Nancy Mollenhauer
B: 1932-01-28
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Mollenhauer, Nancy
Sandra Schilling
B: 1952-04-26
D: 2018-10-13
View Details
Schilling, Sandra


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
408 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740-373-1111
Fax: 740-373-1112

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Marjorie Hamperian can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Marjorie Rech Hamperian

Marjorie Rech  Hamperian
Marjorie Rech Hamperian, 88, of Williamstown, WV, died Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Waterford, Ohio on June 23, 1929 to Harold and Dorothy Gray Rech, both of whom preceded her in death. Marjorie was descended from two pioneer families, the Watermans and the Grays. Her ancestor, Capt. William Gray, was a member of the Ohio Company of Associates who founded Marietta. He commanded Fort Frye during the Indian attacks. Marjorie married Carnick Hamperian on November 25, 1948. He died in October of 2013 one month before they would have observed their 65th wedding anniversary.

She received a bachelor's degree with honors from Marietta College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1951. After her children were grown, Marjorie returned to school and was awarded a master of music degree in piano performance/pedagogy from Ohio University. She was a member of Pi Kappa Lampda and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

Marjorie was very active in music her entire life performing as a pianist and organist as well as teaching. She worked with the theater department at Marietta College and was the original music director of melodramas on the Showboat Becky Thatcher continuing in this capacity for 10 summers.
She was organist at several area churches, including Trinity Episcopal, Parkersburg and St. Luke's Episcopal, Marietta. She accompanied the former Marietta Chorale and performed as pianist or organist with the Parkersburg Chorale Society from 1997 until 2013.

She held national certification from the Music Teachers National Association. From 1986 to 2003 she taught individual and class piano at WVU-Parkersburg, also accompanying voice students and the College Chorale. As an independent piano teacher, she taught students of all ages. She was very successful in preparing high school piano students for college auditions.

In 2003, she was honored by Artsbridge for her contribution to the cultural life of the Mid-Ohio Valley. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the National Society of Arts and Letters, and an emeritus member of the Music Teachers National Association. Marjorie was a avid reader, and loved to travel, visiting over 25 foreign countries as well as much of the USA.

Survivors include her four sons, David (Harriet Bodner) of Brooklyn, NY, Roger of Lexington, KY, Bruce (Mariann) of Belpre, Ohio, and John (Kathleen) of Morgantown, WV; six grandchildren, Rachel, Joshua, Rebecca, Aaron (Elizabeth), Nicholas and Geoffrey; sister in law, Patricia Gelb (Albert) of Wilmington, DE; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Rech.

Memorial Eucharist will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta, with The Rev. Arthur Bennett officiating. Lunch will follow in the parish hall where family will greet friends. Her ashes will be placed in the church columbarium.

Donations in Marjorie's memory may be made to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church organ fund. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples is handling the cremation service arrangements.

To send flowers to the family of Marjorie Rech Hamperian, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos