Marcia L. Lower

April 30, 1948 ‒ January 19, 2016

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Marcia L. Lower, age 67, of Mount Gilead, passed away Tuesday morning, January 19, 2016, at Galion Pointe following an extended illness.

On April 30, 1948, Marcia was born in Marion, OH, the daughter of LeRoy L. Lower and the late Betty Jean (Keller) Lower.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1966.

Marcia took great pride and loved her lifelong job as an X-Ray Technician.  She spent most of her time working at the Morrow County Hospital but also helped out many other places including: North Central Correctional Facility, Marion General Hospital, Galion Community Hospital, Shelby Hospital, Smith Clinic, Marion Women’s Health Center, and the Marion Area Health Center.  She was very encouraging towards others going into her field and would help them in any way she could.

Marcia’s other true love was animals, especially dogs.  She had two mutts, Taffy and Muppet, and after they passed away she became very involved in Ohio Pug Rescue. Over the years she also had a potbelly pig and a goat.

She enjoyed collecting antiques, having quite an assortment of cast iron banks, perfume bottles and tins.  Fishing was a favorite hobby of Marcia’s ever since she was a child.  She loved to read, write, and play cards.  She also enjoyed going to Amish County and visiting the different shops.

Marcia will always be remembered for her loving, giving spirit.

She is survived by her dad, LeRoy L. Lower of Marion; two brothers: Randy (Connie Kraus) Lower of Fairfield, OH, Ricky (Jan) Lower of Mount Gilead; a niece, Hannah (Eli) Hartman of Green Camp; two nephews: Jesse Lower of Lewis Center, Shawn Lower of Pittsburgh, PA; numerous cousins; and great nephew Matthew Hartman.

The Lower family will greet friends from 1 – 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services celebrating her life will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. with her brother, Ricky Lower, officiating.  A private burial will take place at a later date in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in honor or Marcia’s love for animals to The Humane Society of Morrow County, P.O. Box 298, Mount Gilead, OH 43338, or at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Marcia’s family and your special memories or condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I am so sorry to hear of Marcia ‘ s passing. My mother and I worked with her at Morrow County Hospital for many years. I enjoyed some good times with Marcia and she was a true friend.

    Because He Lives
    Mary Beth (Long)Bowers

  • Marcia and I were friends for 60 years…ever since 2nd grade at Oakland Elementary School in Marion, Ohio. Acquaintances are a dime a dozen, but true friends like Marcia are a treasure. She was one of the most selfless people I have ever known…always putting others needs before her own and never complaining. She always volunteered to work at the hospital during Thanksgiving and Christmas so people with children could be home with their families.

    She had one of the greatest laughs…and when she laughed, you couldn’t help but laugh too…it was infectious.

    Rest in peace, dear Marcia, you are deeply missed.
    Your oldest friend,
    Sherry (Mulvaine) Chaney

  • I grew up in Oakland Heights and went to school with Marcia from the 1st or 2nd grade to the 12th grade. I could never beat her at “h-o-r-s-e” on the court. She was the best outside shot in Oakland Heights. A special person that I wish I had spent more time around. RIP Marcia.

  • Rick and Randy, very sorry for your loss. I did not know Marcia, but growing up around your family as we did, just very sorry she was taken from you so very young.
    Take care both of you.
    Your friend always,
    Donald Columber

  • I had the privilege of working with Marcia in the Radiology Department at Morrow County Hospital for over 35 years.

    She was known by us to be committed and dedicated to provide the absolute best care for her patients and this was recognized and appreciated by her fellow technicians, nurses and doctors.

    In addition, it was a pleasure to know and work with her for all these years.

    She will be missed by all.

    Donald E. Widman, MD