Carol Lee Marcy

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Carol Marcy, Wife of Louis Marcy, Class of 1958. Sister-in-law of Thomas Marcy, Class of 1955. Please keep the Marcy family in your prayers.

Carol Lee (Jones) Marcy, 86, passed peacefully at home in the presence of the Holy Spirit and surrounded by family on March 1, 2023 in Columbus after a courageous five-month battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Carol Lee Jones was born August 10th, 1936 in Massillon, Ohio. She was a proud member of the Washington High School Tigers Class of 1954.

An accomplished pianist and organist, Carol accompanied her highly-ranked high school choir for three years, including Handel’s Messiah and spring musicals each year. She was on the Debate Team and was elected Attorney General at Buckeye Girls State.

She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Education in 1963. Her love and devotion to teaching led her to elementary schools in Circleville, Bexley and Columbus City Schools. She retired from Columbus Winterset Elementary in 2004, where she was the beloved “M & M” teacher. She was a reading specialist and was honored with a named reading area, “Marcy Lane.” Outside her classroom window, a parent of a student planted a tree in her honor.

While students at OSU, Carol met Lou Marcy, a pharmacy student, on a blind date. They were married on June 19, 1965. Carol was a lifelong Lutheran and with Lou they became members of the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church. At UALC, she taught Vacation Bible School, Listening classes and served as a Lector. They strongly treasure their 30+years with their beloved SALT Group (Sharing and Living Together). Carol enjoyed book club, euchre groups and her Holy Spirit study group.

Carol and Lou loved to travel. They enjoyed Italy, especially Rome, Florence and Tuscany. They also traveled to Austria, Germany and Hungary. They loved taking trips to Washington D.C. with granddaughter Mackenzie Grace Rowe to visit the Centreville, VA Marcy’s, brother Tom and sister-in-law Marilyn. Sanibel Island FL was a regular vacationing destination for the Marcy Family. Carol loved pies, especially a good tart lemon meringue pie!

Carol is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Ruth Jones and her brother-in-law Fred Schad. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Lou Marcy, daughter Meredith (David) Rowe of Plain City , son John Marcy of Columbus, granddaughter Mackenzie Grace Rowe, sister Beth Schad of Columbus, cousins Janet Knight of Honolulu, HI and Barbara Jones Morgan of Columbus, brother-in-law Tom (Marilyn) Marcy of Centreville VA, sister-in-law Kathleen (Denton) Dean of Lakewood.

Carol was a passionate and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She is also mourned by her extended: Marcy, Schad and Zangmeister families, along with a host of lifelong friends, all of whom dearly supported her and her family during this difficult time.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, 1:00 PM at UALC Mill Run Campus, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard OH 43206. Pastor Paul Ulring, officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made in memory of Carol to: UALC, 2300 Lytham Road Columbus OH 43220, Ohio Health Hospice 3535 Olentangy River Road Columbus OH 43214 or the Department of Hematology, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 West 10th Ave. Columbus OH 43210.

Posted on: March 1, 2023

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Carol Lee Marcy

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