Imogene Platounaris, 81, of Marietta, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening (Sept. 5, 2013) at Selby General Hospital. She was born on Dec. 23, 1931, at Marietta a daughter of Ora B. and Olive Marie Hutchinson. Imogene had been employed at the YMCA and The Woman's Home.
Imogene was a member of the R.S.V.P. Crafters and a member of the Muskingum Garden Club. She loved the simple pleasures in life. Some of her most noted talents were quilting, sewing, cooking and gardening. Her favorite pastimes were reading Mother Earth Magazine, keeping up with her daily journal and searching for new antique treasures. She often reminisced about her life growing up on a farm and was full of stories about her childhood. She loved raising chickens and ducks as pets.
Imogene always made spending time with her family and friends a priority and her grandchildren especially are thankful to have had such a special relationship with her. She was a patient and affectionate teacher who always had a creative remedy for any problem, big or small.
Imogene had the most beautiful crystal blue eyes and warm smile. One of her favorite pleasures was walking barefoot through the cool green grass. She loved going on long scenic drives with her best friends, Gale Hupp and Carolyn Brookover, and finding a new restaurant to try. She will truly be missed by all who knew her and forever in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Humane Society of Washington County.
She married Nicholas George Platounaris, who preceded her in death on Sept. 26, 2005.
Imogene is survived by one son and two daughters, Maria Platounaris of Mequon, Wis., George (Judy) Platounaris of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Patrona Platounaris of Marietta; seven grandchildren, Todd Hauber, Nicholas Platounaris, Jessica M. Donnelly, Benjamin Hauber, Ellyn Hauber, Mary Hauber and Molly A. Mays; two great-grandchildren, Kenneth and Palmer Hauber.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Vernon and William Hutchinson; and special friend and companion, Gale Hupp.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Sept. 11) at 10 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Father Michael Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. on Tuesday with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at www.lankfordfh.com.