Marcia Barcroft

April 03, 1922 ‒ February 23, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Marcia Evangeline (Plumb) Barcroft died Friday February 23, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born April 3, 1922 to Charles and Hazel (Hawk) Plumb in Mansfield, Ohio, where she was a lifelong resident.

She was married for almost fifty years to Robert H. Barcroft. Together they enjoyed their expanding family, church activities, and travelling the United States, being especially fond of Estes Park, Colorado. Marcia had travelled to all 48 of the contiguous United States. Marcia also loved to raise and show flowers, and she served many years as an accredited flower show judge with The Ohio Association of Garden Clubs. In 2000 she was named the Gladys Thomas Judge of the Year.

A 1940 graduate of Madison High School, she attended college at The Ohio State University-Mansfield location. She worked as a secretary and substitute teacher for Madison schools and also for the Tappan Stove Company and Lazarus Department Store.

Marcia was an active member of Pavonia United Methodist Church, now Faith UMC, where she served as Sunday school teacher, choir director, member of administrative council, treasurer of United Methodist Women, and delegate to East-Ohio United Methodist Conference. She was a 4-H advisor for several years and a long-time member and volunteer at Kingwood Center and member of Pavonia Garden Club.

She is survived by son Daniel (Pam) Barcroft of Mansfield, daughters Phyllis Harrington of Mansfield and Marilyn Barcroft (James Maynard) of Sandusky, and daughter-in-law Connie Barcroft of Paoli, Indiana; six grandsons, Brian (Josie), Kevin (Holly), Keith (Tonya) and Cody (Katie) Barcroft and James and David Maynard. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two step-grandsons, three step-granddaughters and numerous nieces, nephews and step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Raymond Barcroft, brothers Clifford (Ida), Laurence, Philip and Leonard Plumb, sisters Charlotte (Harold) Smith, Barbara (Mack) Brown and Beverly Plumb, and son-in-law Edward Harrington.

Her family will receive friends Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (formerly Finefrock Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave in Mansfield) where a funeral service honoring Marcia’s life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. Pastor Brian Amstutz will speak and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Marcia’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory with them at

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  • Phyllis, Marilyn, Dan,

    My heart is sad, i truly loved your mother,she was so sweet and kind, i could always count on her, to be there for me, we traveled, to many garden club conventions, she would tell me her love for God, and tell me how proud she was of her children,heaven has received a sweet angel,you have my deepest sympathy,

    Love Barbara Fenn.

    • Thanks Barb. Mom loved you too. She enjoyed sharing UMW, Garden Club and church and Sunday School with you. She and Dad and Ray are together again. Love, Phyllis

  • Marcia was indeed a special lady. When the new church building was being landscaped, Marcia volunteered some of her plants. I met her at one of her previous homes (she was renting out) and she supervised as I dug and bagged plants. When we were ready to go she had car problems so I stayed with her and talked until someone in the family came to help get her home. She told me about her life, various jobs she had held, and all the places she had lived. There was so much I learned about her that day! Many of those plants continue to surround Faith United Methodist church and remind me of that special day and a very wonderful and sweet person.

  • So sorry Phyllis I wasn’t a very good friend at the end should have visited her but I love my church sister and think of her with love and kindness she always had a kind word for me and asked about my family she was truly an example of a good christian woman I hope to see her again on the other side god bless you and keep your family strong in the days ahead losing someone so wonderful is hard

  • I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was not only my mother-in-law, but also my friend. I couldn’t begin to name all the love she gave me. I am very happy that I was able to see her in August when I was in Ohio. She will be missed.

  • I’m the current President of OAGC – we all extend our Sympathy to you and your family. Sorry to say that I don’t think I’d ever met your mom, but I sure she was like the rest of us gardeners & designers – Loving and friend to all.

    Sending my sympathy, Geri Rea, Mansfield, Ohio

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories o f Marcia from Pavonia Church and from my grandparent’s (Markel) farm.

  • Dan, Phyllis and Marilyn
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You Mom was such a kind and caring person.
    Another angel going home.

    Ken Backensto, Federal Heights, CO


  • Marcia and I went through judges school together to become Ohio Association of Garden Club judges and remained friends for several years. She was a fine lady.
    “She who has flowers in her garden surely has flowers in her heart”.
    Barbara J. Myers, London, Ohio

  • I have fond memories of Marcia. She sure knew her plants. It has been a pleasure to know her. I have several of her tiny vases which I will treasure.
    Linda ward

  • I still remember when I met your mom at Mifflin Elementary School where she was the secretary. She was so nice & always had a sweet smile. When I started attending Pavonia UMC, I met her again. She was always welcoming. Marcia along with others at Pavonia were the reason Pavonia had a reputation for being a warm, loving, welcoming church.
    I know her passing must be hard the family; even though you know it’s inevitable, you’re never quite prepared for how it feels. May memories of your Mom always bring a smile to your face.

  • So sorry for your loss Phyllis. We loved your mother for the short time we knew her. She was always smiling, no matter how she felt on any particular day.

    We’re sure she is in a better place but the emptiness in the heart never quite goes away! Our condolences,

    Bob and Dottie Stoffer