Marcella Dawn Nye, 92, formerly of Vanlue and Carey, passed away peacefully at 9:46 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Findlay.
She was born on Dec. 11, 1928, in Vanlue, to Fred and Carolyn (Hunter) Hendricks. She married Kenneth C. Nye on June 18, 1949, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1994.
Marcella is survived by four sons, David (Becky) Nye of Vanlue, Ted Nye of Findlay, John (Elaine) Nye of rural Fostoria, and Joe Nye of Swanton; three step-grandchildren, Adam Kirian, Seth Kirian and Brittany Metzger; and six step-great-grandchildren, Gwen, Faye, Hayes and Waylon Kirian and Delaney and Anna Metzger.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Robert and James Hendricks.
Marcella’s love of Vanlue started at birth, continued through her graduation from Vanlue High School in 1946 and beyond. She and Kenny raised the boys in Vanlue and she was very involved with the village throughout the years. When she wasn’t working as a secretary at Vanlue Grain and Supply, Beck’s Tile or spending 20 years as secretary/treasurer of Vanlue Local Schools, she was volunteering within the village. Volunteering, whether it was the Vanlue Boosters Club, V.C.O. or Vanlue Garden Club, kept her busy. She was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey and was member of the CLC for years.
Marcella and Kenny loved traveling throughout the United States, as well as perch fishing, camping and boating at Lake Erie. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with her friends.
The family will receive friends on from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at Van Horn Cemetery near Vanlue.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation Church or Vanlue Veteran’s Parkway and sent to the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.