Marcella M. Whalen


Marcella M. Whalen, age 87 of Archbold, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Saturday evening, July 23, 2016 at Fairlawn Haven Rehabilitation Center.  She was born August 24, 1928 in Caretta, West Virginia to Fitzhugh and Irene (Mullin) Fleming.  On February 11, 1963, she married Donald E. Whalen.  He preceded her in death on January 24, 2013.

Marcella was a homemaker and member of Rock of Ages Church in Defiance.  She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and working word search puzzles.

She is survived by her stepchildren, Linda (Jerry) Silver, Peggy (Stan) Hepworth , Donna (Bruce) Jackowski, Deana Konig and Dale ( Theresa) Whalen; 7 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and brother, Herman Fleming.  Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, Fitzhugh and Irene Fleming and sister, Sophrona Bowman.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 (Noon) at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631), where funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Noon),  with Pastor Robert Dean officiating. Interment will follow at South Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rock of Ages Church, 340 Greenhouse Ave., Defiance, Ohio, 43512.

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