Marvin Lester CAREY

News Death Notice

CAREY, Marvin Lester 100, of Springfield, died Monday morning, March 18, 2013 in Oakwood Village. He was born in Urbana on September 15, 1912, the son of the late Rev. Charles and Daisy V. (Guthrie) Carey. Marvin served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He received his Bachelors of Education from Wittenberg College and his Masters of Education from The Ohio State University. He taught in the Springfield City Schools for 37 ½ years, having taught at Northern, Emerson, Kenwood, and Western Elementary Schools, was the first principal at Snowhill Elementary, and concluded his career as principal at Simon Kenton Elementary. Marvin was a devoted member of First Church of the Nazarene and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He was preceded in death by his wife of 79 years, Alice Marie (Sterling) Carey on October 21, 2011 and four brothers, Milford, Kenneth, Herbert Carey, and an infant brother. He is survived by a sister, Edna Marie Robinson and numerous nieces and nephews including Herbert (Jane) Carey Jr. of Urbana, Vickie Nichols of Springfield, Jeff (Vicki) Berg of Springfield, Don (Kathy) Cummins of Urbana, and Becky Carey of Springfield, and a lifelong family friend, Doris Ross. Pastor Keith Sarver will preside at Marvin's funeral service which will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in First Church of the Nazarene, 901 E. Home Rd. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. You may express condolences to the family at


Published in Springfield News-Sun on Mar. 19, 2013