Little Marilyn Ayster, pictured in 1948.
Exline Family Portrait from 2004: (left to right) Marilyn, her poodle, Rusty, her husband, Jim, and her daughter, Heidi.
Little Marilyn Ayster, daughter of John and Dorothy Ayster, pictured in 1948, grew up in Gates Mills, Ohio.
This picture of Marilyn Exline, formerly known as Marilyn Hufford, probably was taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Jim Exline and Marilyn Hufford at a Christmas party in 1973 on the night that she received her engagement ring. The couple married three months later.
Jim and Marilyn Exline of Grafton, pictured in the 1970s or '80s.
Marilyn Exline, a.k.a. Miss Happy, and her husband, Jim, a.k.a. Clancy, belonged to the Ely Clowns, who clowned around at parades, parties and community festivals in the 1970s.
Marilyn Exline, pictured in 1961 when her name was Marilyn Hufford, shows off her daughter, Joy (now Joy Kidd), in Sun Valley, Calif.
Marilyn Exline, standing, her husband, Jim, and their poodle, Tiny, at home.
Marilyn Exline, a.k.a. Miss Happy, right, her husband, Jim, a.k.a. Clancy the cop, and an unidentified clown get ready to sell bloomers.
Marilyn Exline blow dries her cat after its shampoo.
Marilyn Exline, a.k.a. Miss Happy the Clown, circa 1977
Marilyn Exline, then known as Marilyn Hufford, with her daughter, Heidi, in 1967.
John Ayster prepares to walk his daughter, Marilyn, down the aisle to marry Jim Exline in 1974.
John Ayster of Gates Mills shows his daughter, Marilyn, the workings of a player piano.