Marcella Mae Pitchford, age 69 of Lima and formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 4:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at Baton Rouge Senior Health Services, Lima. She was born July 2, 1941 in Lima, Ohio. She is the daughter of John L. and Pearl A. Roberts Miller. Both parents are deceased. On May 15, 1960 she married Robert E. Pitchford, Sr., who survives in Lima.
Mrs. Pitchford was a homemaker and a member of New Life Church International. She loved decorating especially for Christmas, and had a passion for interior decorating and landscaping. She enjoyed collecting Bibles and old books. She took pleasure in cooking, baking, shopping, and garage sales. She treasured time spent with her family and cherished the grandchildren.
Other survivors include 2 sons – Robert E. (Sheila) Pitchford, Jr. of Wapakoneta; Timothy A. (Lynn) Pitchford of Sidney; 2 daughters – Kimberly K. (Marcus) Gould of Lima; Carol J. Fish of Lima; 9 grandchildren – Nicholas, Sara, Kristyn, Reece, Cole, Elijah, Ian, Olivia, and Grace; 6 brothers – Eldon (Marian) Miller of Lima; Robert (Betty) Miller of Lima; John (Barbara) Miller of Lima; Donald (Shirley) Miller of Wapakoneta; Richard (Betty) Miller of Delphos, Ronald (Cheryl) Miller of Powell, 3 sisters – Helen (Floyd) Gross of Wapakoneta; Erma Gross of Wapakoneta; Shirley (Mike) Stanley of Muskogee, OK; 2 sister-in-laws – Betty Miller of Lima; Sue Miller of Harrod; 1 brother-in-law Walter Eberle of Lima.
She was preceded in death by a grandson – Joshua Roebuck, 2 brothers – Roger Miller and Larry Miller; 4 sisters – Betty Eberle, Ruth Miller, Mary Miller, and Carolyn Miller; and a brother-in-law Ronald Gross.
Funeral services will begin 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 31, 2010 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Darnell Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Spencerville Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the New Life Church International.
Date: Friday, July 30, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm