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Marcella Ann Darnell, 76, of Lloyd, passed gently at home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren Saturday, March 18, 2017.
She was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Blanchester, Ohio, a daughter of the late Fillard and Annabelle Thompson Tolle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Vernon Thomas Darnell; a sister, Connie Tolle; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Velma and Ray Nickel; and a sister-in-law, Audrey Boyle.
She was a charter member of First Baptist Church of Lloyd, where she loved children and teaching her ladies in Sunday School. She loved God more and more every day and was a faithful servant of her Lord Jesus for more than 50 years.
She is survived by eight children, Lora Lands, Lainie Darnell, Kathy (Johnnie) Adams, Hannah Darnell and Abby Darnell all of Lloyd, Rhonda Heck of Ashland, Paul Darnell of Portsmouth and Julie Darnell of Lebanon, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be at noon Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Lloyd. Burial will be in Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Wright's Funeral Home in Greenup and after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marcella's honor to First Baptist Church of Lloyd, 87 Church St., Greenup, KY 41144.
Condolences may be sent to wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 18, 2017
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