During World War II, she was employed as a civilian office manager at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and had been a neighborhood chairman of the Girl Scouts. Marnell enjoyed all sports and was a fan of University of Dayton basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. She was also able to enjoy her lifelong dream trip to Ireland.
Marnell is survived by a son, Robert W. (Helen) Dupont; and a daughter, Judith Ann Curtis, both of Elyria; and grandchildren, Michelle, Jon and Brett (Jenny) Dupont.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Ratchford.
A service will be Friday, March 28, 2014, at 1 P.M., in the mausoleum chapel of Woodland Cemetery in Dayton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria 44035; Girl Scouts of N.E. Ohio, 6111 S. Broadway, Lorain 44053 or Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 360 Princeton Ave., Elyria 44035.
Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, is handling arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com