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Marlene J. Black

August 14, 1937 — April 28, 2023


Marlene Joy Black went home to the Lord on April 28, 2023.  She graduated from Uniontown school, class of 1955.  Marlene was married to John Russel Black in 1955, and spent 37 years loving and standing by her husband and raising three children.  She worked many different jobs over the years including cashier at Smith's IGA, Ohio Bell phone operator, Lake School bus driver, Archway Cookies distributor and her craft store Russlenes, retired from Longaberger Basket Company at the age of 62.

Marlene loved Jesus, and as a child, attended the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church.  Later she was baptized by her brother-in-law, the Reverand Jim Black, and played piano and also taught sunday school at the Archwood Brethren Church.  Later, she attended Springfield Baptist Church for over ten years.  She loved her family and living on a farm, wildlife and sitting by the water reading.  She enjoyed her many pets over the years.  She occupied her time with a true love of classical music and hymns.  Her favorite hymn was "In the Garden".  Marlene never liked people fussing over her and would have rather served than to be served.  

Marlene is survived by her children, Raymond Russel Black (Cami), Vickie Black (Robin), David Black (Diane); brother, Ken Hammontree (Dianne); grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Black (Vanessa); step grandchildren, Nico, Bella and Enzo; cousin, who was like a sister, Joann Velemirov; friends, Karen & George; many cousins, nephews, nieces and great neighbors.

Preceded in death by husband, John Russel Black; parents, Raymond and Dorothy Hammontree & step granddaughter, Sunne.

Graveside service will be at Mt. Peace Cemetery Hartville, Ohio at 10:45 AM. Pastor Jeremy Candelaria officiating.  Meet at Hopkins Lawver 3553 Northdale St. Uniontown, Ohio at 10:30 AM.  Proceed to cemetery with family.

Thank You to the staff at Pebble Creek for your loving care.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to go to Springfield Baptist Church at 1920 Krumroy Rd. Akron, Ohio 44312.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Starts at 10:45 am (Eastern time)

All are welcome to either meet at the cemetery or meet the family at the funeral home at 10:30 to drive over together.

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