Both Marie and Frank Stang, pictured in the late 1970s, were 4H advisors. He advised the Ridge Line Aggies, a boys 4H group, when she started advising the Ridge Line Aggiettes. Her group later changed its name to the S.R. (South Ridge) So-Lo-Ettes.
Marie and Frank Stang were the parents of four children, three of whom -- Gary, DeAnn and Wayne -- survive their parents. Their youngest son, Dennis, died in a car crash in 1974, five years before Frank's death.
This photo of Marie Stang was taken when she had her beauty operator's license renewed in 1965.
Marie Telzerow at her parents' house on Park Avenue in Amherst.
Marie Stang and her son, Wayne, in 1949.
This photo of Marie Stang Burrer and her children, Wayne Stang, Gary Stang and DeAnn Wernert, was taken around seven years ago. Marie's youngest son, Dennis, died as the result of a traffic accident in Orlando, Fla., in 1974. He was 24.
Marie Stang and her dog, Skippy, play with Marie's cousin Cheryl Barck and her dog. (Yes, her dog-loving cousin's surname is "Barck.")
Marie Stang had her own way of saying, "Hang in there," to encourage people. She often said, "You can get used to hanging, if you hang long enough.”
Three generations of the Bartlome family: From the left, Marie Stang, holding her baby DeAnn Stang, Marie's grandmother, Magdalena Bartlome, and Marie's mother, Emma Telzerow, holding Marie's firstborn, Gary Stang.
Marie Stang and her brother, Harold Telzerow, before Harold went overseas to serve as a tailgunner with the 8th Air Force in Europe. He was killed in combat in 1944.
Marie Stang, farm wife and 4H advisor, looks like Betty Crocker standing in the kitchen of her Elyria Township home in the 1950s.
Marie Telzerow shows off her engaging smile and her engagement ring from Frank Stang in the early 1940s.
Marie Telzerow lettered in basketball her senior year at Amherst High School and spoke on behalf of the Class of 1939 at the school’s Senior Night.
Marie and Frank Stang's kids - DeAnn, Gary, Wayne and Dennis - around 1954.
Marie and Frank Stang take a break from farm chores with their two eldest children, Gary and DeAnn, on their farm on West Ridge Road in Elyria Township around 1950.
Marie Stang performed whatever tasks she was asked to do on the Stang dairy farm. She often drove the tractor. Her first husband, Frank Stang, is shown on the wagon behind, loading or unloading a bale of hay.
The Telzerows: Harold, mother Emma and Marie. Marie's mom was "very disappointed" when Marie announced she was marrying Frank Stang, according to Marie's cousin Esther Sciulli. "She said, ‘I didn’t raise my daughter to be a farmer’s wife.’ Marie was happy with him. My aunt eventually did decide he was okay.”
Marie Stang Burrer and her second husband, Earl Burrer, were married in 1991.