Marcella M. Woodbury

Marcella M. Woodbury, age 92 of Wellston, Mich., formerly of Olivet, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. She was born May 29, 1927, in Churubusco, Ind., the daughter of Cecil and Irene (Moran) Shank. On February 26, 1947, she married Ralph William Woodbury. Marcella was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a tremendous cook and enjoyed fixing food for anyone that happened to stop by. Marcella was an extremely generous lady who was always concerned about the needs of others. When she wasn’t cooking, you could often find her tending to her garden or just enjoying the outdoors. Marcella had a wonderful sense of humor. She always had a joke to lighten the moment.
Marcella is survived by her husband of 72 years, Ralph; children: Vicki (Denny) LaPoint of Olivet, Bill (Judy) Woodbury of Saugatuck, Michael Woodbury of Olivet, Cindy McLeod of Parchment, Peggy (Scott) Roop of Olivet; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Sam Shank of Avillo, Ind., Cecil Shank of Albion, Ind., Faye Ries of LaOtto, Ind., Kenneth Shank of St. Joe, Ind., Julia Snyder of Hicksville, Ohio, and John Shank of St. Joe, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Cameron Simon; siblings: Myrtle Secrist, Wilma Hess, Ara Jean Knapp, Jerron Edsall Shank, William Lee Shank, Tommy Shank and Bernice Shank.
The family received friends on February 27, 2020, at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. No funeral service was held.
Those desiring may make contributions in Marcella’s honor to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran, Charlotte MI 48813. To view Marcella’s obituary online, or to leave a condolence for the family, visit