ROME, NY ~ Barbara Ann Marcellus, 90, a life-long resident of Rome, passed into the hands of the Lord on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Bethany Gardens in Rome.
Barbara was born in her home in Rome, NY on September 14, 1932, the daughter of Edwin M. and Thelma Forbes Schonbachler, and was a 1951 graduate of Rome Free Academy.
She was married to George R. Marcellus on April 19, 1952 at St. Peter’s Church in Rome by Fr. Burke. Mr. Marcellus died at the age of 63 on June 12, 1994.
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Barbara worked as a New York Telephone operator from 1951-1953, and for ROAMA during the early 1960’s. In 1966, she began a long career as a clerk/typist with the Oneida County Social Services Department, working primarily in Utica, and then in Rome during her final years few years before retiring in 1994.
Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed doing puzzles, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Ann M. and Tim Copperwheat, of Rome, Paul C. and Marcia Marcellus, of Leland, NC, Mary Catherine Zeigler, of Rome, and George R. “Ricky” and Beth Marcellus, of Westmoreland; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and cousins.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son-in-law, Richard Ziegler.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara will be on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Rome, with the Rev. Sean O’Brien, Pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 13th, from 4-7 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 418 N. George St., Rome.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter’s Church Memorial Fund.
Arrangements are with Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, NY.
Messages of condolence and online obituary at www.scanlonfuneral.com.