Marcella Jean Van Sickle

October 13, 1934 ‒ December 16, 2019

Marengo, Ohio

Marcella Jean Van Sickle, age 85, of Marengo, died peacefully at her home on Monday, December 16, 2019 with her loving family at her side.

Retired self-employed farmer Marcella and her late husband raised grain and livestock.

Born October 13, 1934 in Paintsville, KY.  Life member of Stephen Chaney Post 7201 VFW in Marion, Ohio.  Member of Harmony Baptist Church.  She loved to travel, having traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe.  Marcella loved spending time in her garden and tending her flowers.  She mostly loved her “little children”.

Preceded in death by husband, Harold Van Sickle; son, Jeffrey D. Ward; mother, Anna Ramey.

Survived by son and daughter-in-law, John K. and Carla Ward of Marengo; daughters, Teresa Esola of Washington DC, Lori Rayburn of Grove City, Angela Van Sickle of Marengo; sisters, Peggy Frame of Fredericktown, Joann Van Hoose of Flat Gap, KY; brothers, Marion Ed (Ann) McKenzie of Herald, CA, James Donald McKenzie of Sunbury, Terry (Sherry) McKenzie of Flat Gap, KY, Tom (Gwen) McKenzie of Flat Gap, KY; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call 5 to 7 PM Friday, December 20, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM Saturday.  Pastor Chuck Wythe officiating.  Interment Marengo Cemetery. Contributions may be made to DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 in Marcella’s memory.

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  • Marcella truly is one of a kind, her love and laughter can not be replaced. No matter how bad of a day you could be having she always knew what to say to bring a smile to your face. Thank you Aunt Mossy for always being a beacon of light on dark days. The world has lost such an amazing woman. My deepest condolences love you all so very much.

  • One of the strongest women ever to grace the earth. Your body will be missed but we know your soul will always love on in every child you helped and in our hearts. Love you Aunt Moss.

  • Your mom was a wonderful person. I loved visiting with her in church and she always sent a Christmas card to Darren and I. God bless you and comfort you during this time of grieving. Remember the good times and the laughter.

  • Marcella, was a great woman. She was always bubbly and thankful when I helped her with the yard. She never would let me win in phase 10 ( card game). I was honored to have been able to get to know her. This earth lost a great woman, Heaven gained a saint! Prayers to the family.

  • Peggy, I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. My God wrap His loving arms around you during these trying times.

  • Peggy, I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. May God wrap His loving arms around you during these trying times.

  • Marcella will be missed by me and her friends at Harmony Baptist. She had such a kind soul always smiling even when she wasn’t feeling good. What a comfort it should be to know she is with our Lord and savior. Our condolences and prayers will be with her family at this time.

  • Aunt Marcella always welcomed you into her home with a smile and a cup of coffee. She was gracious no matter what was going on. She always made time to sit and talk. I have many great memories of her and my Uncle Rip. She will be missed. I am so sorry I couldn’t be there for her funeral. I am praying for all of you. I know how hard it is to lose your Mom. May the God of all comfort surround you with His presence and peace as you walk the hard days ahead. Love you.

  • So sorry to hear about Marcella passing. Her husband Harold was my mother, Evelyn Beacom Williams’, 1st cousin. Mom’s mother was Mabel Van Sickle Beacom, sister of Harold father Hubert. I have a very good picture of Harold and Leroy Fisher together in Army uniform if you’re interested.

    • Thank you Deanna. I actually saw that on Facebook and I have the same exact one. If you do not want it I will be more than happy to take it. Never can have too many pictures.