WARREN, Ohio — N. Marcelline Coughenour, 86, of Warren, died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Gallia County, the daughter of the late Norman Earl and Verba Halley Swindler.
Marcelline retired in 1983 from the Sprint/United Telephone Co. in Warren, where she worked for more than 25 years as an operator and supervisor. She had served in the 1970s as president of the local communication workers union at United Telephone and was a member of the Pioneer Club at the telephone company.
Marcelline had been a member of the Good Timers Club at the YWCA and was an avid Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan. She enjoyed baking (and made the best cookies ever), jigsaw and crossword puzzles and reading. She had volunteered for several years with The Salvation Army.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Diane White, of Warren; three granddaughters, Crystal D. (Ron) Stano, of Warren, Deanna L. (Mike Stiles) White, of Newton Falls, and Stacey R. (Erik) Gustafson, of Norwood, Mass., and four great-grandchildren Phillip, Andrew, Serenity and Trenton. Marcelline is also survived by two nephews, Norman and Jim Swindler, and one niece, Joellen Brown, all of Gallia County.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Frank Swindler; and two sisters, Maude Waugh and H. Adeline Swindler.
A private funeral service will be held Monday afternoon at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive N.E., in Warren, with Randi Pappa celebrating her life. Entombment will be at a later date at Crown Hill Mausoleum in Vienna.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Citadel, 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483; or to the Warren Family Mission, 361 Elm Road, Warren, OH 44483.
Online condolences may be made to the family and the obituary viewed at www.robertsclarkchapel.com.