Clark County, Ohio

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Marietta Rose Wilson

Marietta Rose Wilson, 65, of Springfield passed away peacefully Saturday evening June 23, 2007 in her residence with her loving family by her side.

She was born March 25, 1942 in Baker City, Oregon, the daughter of Arthur and Ivona (Vandewiele) Chaves. She worked as a Medical Librarian at Mercy Medical Center for 22½ years and then worked at the Clark State Community College library for seven years. Marietta's beautiful smile brought joy, warmth and compassion to others.

In her life she inspired others with her love of family, travel and books. Marietta loved to play games with her friends and grandchildren, walk on the beach and watch birds in her back yard. She will be remembered for her love of her grandchildren, service to her church and for her 43 years with her best friend and husband Glenn.

Survivors also include her daughter, Kimberly Wilson of New Bedford, Massachusetts; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Dara Wilson of Findlay, Ohio; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Ernest Fullmer of Hillsboro, Oregon, Marge and Richard Weitzel of Vancouver, Washington and Mary Jo Chaves O.S.F. of Portland, Oregon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Cheryl Chaves of Silverton, Oregon and Richard and Kathleen Chaves of Baker City, Oregon; three grandchildren, Jacob, Jeremy and Laura Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church with Deacon Norm Horstman officiating. Burial will be held in Baker City, Oregon.

In Marietta's spirit of love and concern for others please send memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45206; Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley Chapter, 409 East Monument Av. Dayton, Ohio 45402 or National Alliance on Mental Illness, Colonial Place Three, 2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-3042.

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