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Marcella Ursula Wilks

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Wilks Marcella Ursula Wilks, age 86, born September 11, 1930 in Columbus, OH, departed this life on April 29, 2017 at her residence. A lifetime member of Hosack Street Baptist Church, Marcella attended Columbus Public Schools, retired from OSU Dodd Hall after 30 years of service, and later volunteered at the Hilltop Civic Council Food Pantry. Predeceased by husband Samuel Lee Wilks, parents Raymond and Ollie B. Cowan, siblings Dorothy Hill and William Burks, granddaughter Ragon Wilks, and mother-in-law Carrie Wilks. Survived by son, Samuel K. Wilks; daughter, Diana Lynn Brown (Shawn Collins); sisters, Imogene Wilborn of Dayton, OH, and Frances (William) Smith; grandsons, Singin Wilks (Kristin Sprankle), Devin Brown (LaPaula Hubert), Deland (Ebony) Brown, and Todd (Farrah) Brown; great grandchildren, Tayler Honey, Maleah Young, Spencer, Sy, and Rosalie Wilks, Daneya, Ana, and Raegan Brown, Tajahnae Brown, and Todd Brown, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Janet Wilks; brother-in-law, Herbert (Linda) Wilks; sisters-in-law, Naomi Wilks and Elizabeth Burks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends, including Curtis Johns, Thecla Graves, Sharon Robinson, and Dale Sharp. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Hosack Street Baptist Church, 1160 Watkins Rd., where her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the start of service. Interment Union Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To express condolences to Marcella's family, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits

Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 2 to May 3, 2017
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