Marketta Valentine, 78
Marketta Valentine, 78, of Franklin Furnace, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at OSU Medical Center in Columbus. Born Aug. 1, 1934, in Portsmouth, the daughter of the late Elzie and Alta Reed Tackett, she was a 1952 Clay High School graduate, she received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and her master’s degree from Xavier University. She was retired from Green Local Schools where she was a school teacher and was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane (Rick) Daniels of Minford; Janet (Randy) Crace of Franklin Furnace; two sons, Randy (Susie) Childers of Minford, Rob (Leah) Valentine of Russell, Kentucky; six grandchildren, Brent (Deborah) Daniels, Rachael Childers, Sean (Mandy) Childers, Ashley (Craig) Spangenburg, Amy (Ryan) McClintic, Tyler Crace, and six great grandchildren, Eli Daniels, Erin Daniels, Kallie Childers, Morgan Spangenburg, Madison Spangenburg and Alex Spangenburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Challas Tackett.
Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until noon, Monday prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com.