Marion Ausmus

Obituary of Marion Ausmus

Marion Ausmus, 96, of Freehold, NJ passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Applewood.  Born in 1924 in Bayonne and raised in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late August Tiedemann and Elizabeth Kerner.

Marion worked at various banks including Hudson County National Bank, Montclair National Bank, and Central Jersey Bank and Trust where she retired as a Branch Manager. In 1971 she married James Ausmus who worked for Nabisco in New York and New Jersey.  When he retired, they moved to Gatlinburg, Tennessee where Marion worked for the Tennessee State Bank and was involved with their Super Sixties Club. After Jim passed away and after 25 years in Tennessee, Marion moved back to New Jersey to be near her daughter.

A talented singer and actress, Marion was active in several choirs and little theater organizations.  She was a life member of the Montclair Operetta Club, and member of the Nutley Little Theater, Red Oak Music Theater in Lakewood, Knoxville Opera Company, and Sevier County Theater Guild.

Marion leaves behind her daughter, Charlotte Trainor and her little dog, Elfie; many friends; and a cousin, Ora Walker of Illinois. 

All arrangements are private and under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Tennessee. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit

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