CENTERBURG — Marcella A. Keadey, 82, of Centerburg passed away Friday, July 31, 2009, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
She was born Jan. 8, 1927.
She was preceded in death by parents, Harry H. and Ruth M. Keadey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert S. and M. Jean (Shuff) Keadey and William N. and May (Esseg) Keadey.
She is survived by niece, Janet (Bob) Keadey Boyd; nephews, Larry (Nancy) Keadey, Randy Keadey, William (Penny) Keadey, Michael Keadey and Jim (Marianne) Keadey; great-nieces, Kara (Chad) Keadey Schroeder and Laura (Martin) Keadey David; great-nephews, Barry (Ada) Boyd, Ryan Boyd, Scott Boyd, Stephen (Marianne) Keadey, Bradley Keadey, Matthew (Stacy) Keadey and Adam (Kelly) Keadey; 10 great-great-nieces and nephews; two special neighbors whose help made it possible for Marcella to live out her life in the house where she was born, Keith and Maxine Brown and Evelyn Gantt.
She was a member of Centerburg United Methodist Church, was a lifelong resident of Centerburg. She graduated from Centerburg High School and Office Business School in Columbus, and attended one semester of Ohio University. She worked for Judge Roscoe Walcott after graduation from the business school. He was a member of the State Legislature and then probate judge, she became secretary to George Fitez, grand recorder of the Grand Council of Masonic Lodge of Ohio. He had a private business, so Marcella ran the office in Columbus. When he passed away, she “convinced the powers that be that they could not do without her,” so the office remained in Columbus and she remained in charge working first for Chuck McLeod and then Merlyn Meredith until she retired in 1995.
Marcella was a doting aunt to her nieces and nephews and their children. She was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and knew the history and trivia of all the players, coaches and play-by-play color analysts past and present. She had season tickets to the “Shoe” for many years and was a loyal supporter through good times and bad.
Friends may call Sunday, 2-4 p.m., at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Monday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. Pastor Vicky Kelley will officiate. Interment in Eastview Cemetery.