She was born Feb. 1, 1951, in Amherst, to Hulen and Beulah May (Casada) Phillips. She graduated from Firelands High School and Lorain County Community College. She enjoyed home decorating and flower arranging, flea markets and garage sales, but her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.
On Nov. 2, 1991, she married John E. Rose, and he survives in Norwalk. Also surviving is her daughter, Amy (Daniel) Kerns of Norwalk; granddaughter, Hailey Stoll of Norwalk; grandson, Jacob Stoll of Norwalk; brother, Ronald (Juvelyn) Phillips of Norwalk; sister, Cheryl Ramos of Texas; and sister-in-law, Pam Phillips of Norwalk.
In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Sue Phillips; and brother-in-law, Larry Ramos.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at Auxter Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1105 Castalia St., Bellevue. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, with visitation one hour prior, at the funeral home, with Pastor Grant Hardwick officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in Liberty Cemetery in Kidder, Ky.
Memorials may be given to Watoto Child Care Ministries, 258 Crystal Cove Blvd., Lutz, FL 33548.
Condolences may be shared at auxterfuneralhomes.com.