October 16, 1929 ‒ January 29, 2015
Marjorie Ann (Newell) Isbell passed away peacefully on Thursday morning January 29, 2015 surrounded by her family at Feridean Commons in Westerville, Ohio.
She was born on October 16, 1929 in Fostoria, Ohio to the late Howard T. and Anna J. (Massie) Newell. She was a retired office worker for the Jobst Co. in Toledo, and also worked many years as a church office secretary.
Marjorie enjoyed flower gardening and loved playing the piano, serving as a church pianist for decades. Marjorie especially enjoyed time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Together, Mom and Dad had a long history of membership in the Church of the Nazarene, and also of financially sponsoring 4 children, one each in Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and Bangladesh. This project brought them great joy, and provided wonderful opportunities for four young people – now young adults.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years: Roscoe Isbell. They were married December 10, 1949in Toledo, Ohio. Sons: Tim (& Robin) Isbell of Saratoga, CA., Gary (& Pat) Isbell of Sunbury, OH; grandchildren: Elizabeth (Isbell) & Carlos Estrada, Geoffrey Isbell (& Steve Larson), Ada (Isbell) &Cameron Facemyer, Wendy (Isbell) & Nick Guingrich, Peter (& Sarah) Isbell; 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law: Norma Jean Newell of Toledo, and brothers-in-law Marvin (& Kay) Isbell of Monticello, GA, and Harold Jr Isbell of Melbourne, FL.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her brother Gerald Newell.
Graveside services for the family will be held in the Lake Township Cemetery, Millbury, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral home, Sunbury.
Instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Marjorie and Roscoe’s favorite charity: Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Child Sponsorship, In Memory of Marjorie Isbell, General Treasurers Office, PO Box 843116, Kansas City , Mo. 64184-3116.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.