Marcella Ransom

Marcella Ransom, 76, of Hop Bottom, died Saturday morning at home. She was the wife of Frank J. Ransom, who died May 31, 1986.

Born in Alford, Pa., on June 11, 1937, daughter of the late Ross Alfred and Reva Pratt Greenwood, she enjoyed reading books, all types of flowers, shopping at flea markets and the Salvation Army.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Ransom and companion, Greg Carroll, Vandling; four sons, David Ransom, Tunkhannock; Mark Ransom and wife, Karen, Taylor; John Ransom, Forest City; and Scott Ransom and wife, Diane, Hop Bottom; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Helen Zeiser, Berwick.

She was also preceded in death by a stepbrother, Kenneth Smith.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, celebrated by the Rev. Levi Ransom. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Inurnment, Clifford Valley Cemetery, Clifford, at a later date.

Friends may call Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. For directions, to send online condolences to the family or to view her online memorial scrapbook, visit www.parisefuneral

Published in Scranton Times on July 8, 2013