Wolbert, Marcella

Written by David Green.

Marcella “Marcy” Wolbert, 62, of Bryan, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, in her residence following a 14-month battle with cancer.

Marcella was born July 11, 1947, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Elbert and Viola Doyle. She married Ronald P. Wolbert on June 12, 1983, in Pioneer, Ohio, and he survives.

Marcella was employed at C. K. Technologies in Montpelier, Ohio, until retiring due to disability. Prior to that she worked for more than 20 years at Fayette Tubular Products, Fayette, Ohio.

She devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and friends, and enjoyed being outdoors hiking, walking and motorcycle riding.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Matthew (and Darlene) Martin, of Bryan; three daughters, Tia (and Larry) Sanborn, of Clinton, Mich., Carol (and Bob) McGinley, of Alvordton, Ohio, and Annette (and Wayne) Schemeley, of Laurel Lake, N.J.; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Also surviving are her siblings, Michael Doyle, of London, Ky., James (and Mae) Doyle, of Detroit, Mich., Marsha (and William) Carlotta and Jeryl (and Denise) McNamara, both of Hamilton, Ohio, Tony Doyle, Lela (and James) McFadden, and Teresa (and Scott) Day, all of Corbin, Ky., Darryl (and Cindy) McNamara, of Fayette, Ohio, and Dale (and Shirley) McNamara, of Ross, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Funeral services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Krill Funeral Home in Bryan, Ohio, with Pastor Cory Shankleton officiating. Interment will follow in Shiffler Cemetery, near Bryan.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, prior to the service.

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