ST. PARIS - Marcella R. Mahan, 91, of St. Paris, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Hearth and Home of Urbana. Born on April 7, 1922, in South Charleston, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Elva (Slagle) Massie. She married Roger Jason Mahan on April 25, 1943, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1988.
Mrs. Mahan is survived by two children: David (Marjorie) Mahan of St. Paris and Sheryl Lee of Columbus; two grandchildren: Jamey (Karen) Mahan of St. Paris and Kristy (Mark) Lightner of Huber Heights; and five great-grandchildren: Derek, Lindsey and Logan Mahan, and Josh and Hayley Lightner. She is also survived by four sisters: Agnes Lemmon, Eleanora Schneider, Rosella Lee and Mary Lee; and two brothers: Jerry (Gloria) Massie and Roger (Sandy) Massie and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eloise Putnam, and two brothers, Raymond and Francis Massie.
Mrs. Mahan was a graduate of Westville High School and attended Bowling Green University. She loved playing basketball and was proud to play on the high school and college teams. She retired from Hirchfeld Agri Service in Degraff and she was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Paris.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, St. Paris, with the Rev. Dr. James VanZile and the Rev. Paul Mitchell presiding. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery, Conover. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., Saint Paris. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Mahan's name may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 584, St. Paris, OH 43072. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com