Maribelle Lyons Granger, 77, of Dayton and formerly of

Miamisburg, deceased

Monday, September 27, 2021, at her place. She is born

January 21, 1944, in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Maribelle was a graduate of Miamisburg High School and Christian College in Columbia, Missouri, where she earned a degree in art. His passion, love and hobby were horses, especially American saddle horses. She was a third generation rider and a talented rider. She loved a good 5 gait horse and was one of the best at leading them around the ring. One of Maribelle’s favorite activities was going to horse shows to compete or encourage her horses. She has owned numerous World Championships, Reserve World Champions and National Champions during her lifetime including CH The Great Oz, CH Undulata’s Sweet Sister, Heartlands Magic Moment, Expensively

Designed, the fashion plate of CH Undulata and CH Uncle Abe. Maribelle also enjoyed shopping in New York City, Chicago and visiting her longtime family beach house in Casey Key, Florida.

She is survived by her children, Hunter (Virginia) Granger and Piper (Doug) Bordegon; grandchildren, Tommy, Annabelle, Walker, Weston and Wrigley; as well as several nieces and nephews, including Leslie Lyons Dixon.

Maribelle was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Julia (Selz) Lyons; brothers, Tommy and Terry Lyons, and his nephew, Todd Lyons.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday October 9, 2021 at GEBHART-SCHMIDT-PARRAMORE Funeral Home, Miamisburg with Reverend Deb Holder officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Saddlebred Rescue or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences can be sent to the family at


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