Carol J. Marshall

January 09, 1949 ‒ August 06, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Carol J. Marshall, age 69, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018, at her home after a period of declining health.

She was born January 9, 1949, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Eugene F. and Ellen Kunkle Grant.

A life-long resident of Ohio, Carol was raised in Fredericktown, and was a 1967 graduate of Fredericktown High School where she excelled in music, art and creative writing.

In 1972 she graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin with a degree in English Literature.  After a brief marriage ended, she returned to Mount Vernon and began her 30 year career at Chalmers Library, Kenyon College , located in Gambier. Her first position was in the (ILL) Interlibrary Loan Department and she ended her career as the manager of Greenslade Special Collections and Archives, housed in Olin Library.  There she assisted students, faculty, alumni and researchers from many disciplines and she herself became a knowledgeable and enthusiastic authority on the history and people of Kenyon College.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sister, Brenda Ellcessor of Wooster; her aunt, Joan Pfleiderer of Mansfield; her niece, Elizabeth Ellcessor (Sean Duncan) of Charlottesville, VA; her nephew, Matthew Ellcessor of Columbus; her great nephew, Hugo Duncan and her great niece, Ivy Duncan both of Charlottesville, VA.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 beginning at 1PM at the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 South Main St., Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.   A reception will follow in the fellowship hall during which friends may greet the family.   Light refreshments will be served.

A private family graveside service will take place at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Carol J. Marshall.


  • Sad to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a kind, warm, and lovely person whom I remember fondly from my student years at Kenyon College, where I worked two summers with Carol in the library (early 1990s).

    Sending much love and light, lots of prayers and blessings to the family and loved ones of Carol.

  • I was so sad to hear of Carol’s passing. Memories of our childhood at Grandma Amsbaugh’s home came to mind. It was a grand occasion at Thanksgiving. Cousins, aunt and uncles all enjoying time together. I only saw Carol and family members maybe once a year. Grandma’s funeral in Sept. of 76 I think was last time we saw each other.
    She will be missed. Sending prayers and love to you Brenda, your family and Carol’s friends and loved ones.

  • I was so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. We graduated together and I appreciated her as a classmate and friend. She was so gifted and talented and those gifts and talents blessed the rest of us. I loved reading about her career as librarian at Kenyon College and am so happy that she enjoyed it and had such a positive influence on the students. My condolences and prayers go out to Carol’s family and loved ones.