Morlene Sanford, 93, passed away on Sept. 22, 2020. Born May 3, 1927, she is preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Harry Jaffe, and son-in-law, Randy Bank. \Morlene was born in Cleveland and was raised in Akron, graduating from Buchtel High School. She attended The Ohio State University, and later transferred to Kent State University to be closer to help with the family business, Summit Leather.

Morlene raised her family in Bexley and was an avid baker, remembered for her famous coconut cream pies which were packed with love. She was a docent for many years at The Columbus Museum of Art, and went on to run Royal Tours, hosting countless group cruises around the world.

She is survived by sister, Gloria Katz; aunt, Pat Mintz; children, Richard Sanford (Linda Konrad), Ruth Bank and Bob (Leslie) Sanford; and grandchildren, Hannah Bank, and Jacob and Mollie Groth.

A private graveside service was held Sept. 24.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Morlene’s memory may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or The Columbus Museum of Art. Online guestbook at