V. Marlene Matson

V. Marlene Rucker

ZANESVILLE: V. Marlene Rucker, 78 of Zanesville, went peacefully home to be with her Lord at 7:40 AM Monday, November 26, 2012 at Willow Haven Care Center following a brief battle with cancer. She was born Thursday, October 25, 1934 in Zanesville, the daughter of Dayton Lee and Helen Leona (Morehead) Bebout. She married Melville J. "Bud" Rucker in 1956.

She retired following 30 years of service with Willow Haven Nursing Home. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother and "Nanny" loved to care for her grandchildren.

Marlene is survived by two daughters: Marla (Thomas) Hartley of North Carolina and Dee Dee Bryan of Zanesville; three granddaughters: Michelle (Aaron) Rosario and Melissa Smith both of North Carolina; Matthew (Brittany) Hartley of North Carolina, and Erin Bryan of Zanesville; five great grandchildren: Joseph Smith of North Carolina, Belicia Rosario, Olivia Rosario, Hayden Addis of Zanesville, Hunter Bryan of Zanesville; three sisters and one brother. Marlene leaves behind many loving and caring friends.

In addition to her parents, Marlene was preceded in death by her husband Melville James "Bud" Rucker; four sisters and two brothers.

A loving cremation will take place and a Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank the nurses and nurse techs from Willow Haven Nursing Home as well as Dr. Werner and Dr. Merwin. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home or to Christ Table in Marlene's memory. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH.com

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Published in the Times Recorder on Nov. 28, 2012