Jean O. Marcum
Jean O. Marcum
  • May 5, 1930 - November 29, 2017
  • Newark, Ohio

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Jean O. Marcum, 87, of Newark, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born on May 5, 1930 in Mingo Co., WV, a daughter to the late Dewey Clayton and Alice (Jonas) Carroll. Jean was a lifetime member at Northside Church of Christ and the enthusiastic leader of The Joyful Noises, also known as Back Porch Singers. Her family is comforted, knowing she is joyfully singing with the angels. She is survived by her children, John T. Marcum, Dallas E. Marcum, A. Colin Marcum, Alice Elaine Bay and Ann Maureen Leone; honorary daughter, Judy Lieber; siblings, Bess Chapman, Rhoda Mills; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Thaddeus Earl Marcum; daughter, Carol "Sissy" Jean Marcum and brother, John Carroll. Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Northside Church of Christ, 4427 Marion Rd., Newark, OH 43055 with Pastor Frank Austin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northside Church of Christ in Jean's memory. Arrangements handled by CROUSE-KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME.