Obituary: Marian Ruth Breyer


COM-Obit Breyer

Marian Ruth Breyer, 74, of Noblesville, died May 25, 2014 at Indiana University Hospital North in Carmel. Born June 27, 1939 in Madison, Wis., she was the daughter of Thomas and Agnes (Large) Amphlett.

She worked as the director of religious education at Mount Washington United Methodist Church in Cincinnati. She also worked as a manager of market research for Proctor and Gamble as well as a manager at American Express Long Term Care Insurance, both in Cincinnati. Later, the family moved to North Carolina where she worked in the accounting department for the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel, a member of the UMW Book Group and the Stamping & Craft Club. Formerly a member of the First UMC of Noblesville, she was involved as a Stephen Ministry leader, the women’s club and the hand bell choir. She recently became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was also a NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Robert Breyer; sons, Sean (Kimberly) Breyer and Eric (Dana) Breyer; brother, Donald Amphlett; sister, Nadine Gratz; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel with the Rev. Suzanna Ross Helms officiating. Visitation is 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Youth Retreat Fund, 4780 E. 126th St., Carmel 46033. Online condolences may be made at


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