April 03, 1922 ‒ February 23, 2018
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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