Marjean Gries, a popular figure on the Perry social scene, a member of the Perry Community School District Board of Directors and a longtime teacher in the Perry school system, passed away Wednesday after a brief illness.
A statement from her family was issued about 6 p.m.:
“At 3:05pm, Marjean Gayle Roberts Gries ended her battle at Methodist Hospital that she had been fighting for the last 2 weeks. As mom would have wished her family and friends were at her side. Mom touched so many lives, and when she laughed her famous giggle, others around had no choice but to join in the fun! We will be sorting out arrangements tomorrow and post all information at that time. Thank you so much for all of the prayers, well wishes, support and love.”