Marvene Caldwell

Marvene Caldwell, 79, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

She was born July 31, 1934, in Tuppers Plains, Ohio, daughter of the late Oris and Lucy Smith Gaul.

Marvene was married 61 years to her husband, Howard. They were married in the Church of Christ in Greenup, Ky., by Pastor Ray Perrine. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and was an avid follower of her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was known for her candy drawer that supplied her grandchildren with candy. Her cat Bingo was her personal treasure. Marvene was a member of Tuppers Plains Church of Christ where she served as Sunday School Secretary since 1980, and was also a secretary for Olive-Orange High School. She was a caregiver for Doris, Kathryn, Nancy, Avis and Lucy, and retired from Public Debt after 23 years of service. In her younger days, she worked at Lyons Food Mart.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Howard; two sons, Howie Caldwell and Bob (Terri) Caldwell; a daughter, Martie (Tim) Baum; eight grandchildren, Raberta (Jered) Hill, Keri Lynn (Travis) Smith, Cynthia (Brody) Bauers, Amber Caldwell, Natalie (Eric) Reed, Robby Caldwell, Derek (Tammy) Baum and Devon Baum; 11 great-grandchildren, Breanna, Tyler, Kaylyn, Lauren, Landen, Lyddia, Bobby Dale, Rachel, Daniel, Blaire Marie and Kendall Lyn; a brother-in-law, Jim Caldwell; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil Gaul; three sisters, Doris Spencer, Maxine Hoffman and Avis Hartley; and a sister-in-law, Sally Caldwell.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Tuppers Plains Christian Cemetery, with Pastor Scott Miller officiating. A celebration of Marvene’s life will follow at the church. There will be no visitation.

Donations can be made to Tuppers Plains Church of Christ, Sunday School Fund, P.O. Box 52, Tuppers Plains, OH 45783.

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