Joanna L. Marsh, 76

Joanna L. Marsh, 76, of rural Wabash, died at 6:55 am, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

She was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Wabash, to Hugh and Rosea (Reed) Campbell.

Joanna was a 1958 graduate of Noble High School.  She married Philip C. Marsh in Wabash on July 11, 1959.  She retired from Southwood High School where she was a cook and the head cook, for 20 years, and she also co-owned along with her husband, PJs Ice Cream in Greentown for 12 years.  She was a member of the Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church.  Joanna enjoyed broidering and camping.  She spent 10 years wintering in Fort Pierce, Fla., where she was a member of a quilting group.

She is survived by her husband, Philip C. Marsh and her mother, Rosea Campbell, both of Wabash, two sons, Kenneth Marsh of Cicero, and Gregory (Joyce) Marsh of Converse; five grandchildren, Nathan (Whitney) Marsh of Kokomo, Devin Marsh of Converse, Austin Marsh, Jarrett Marsh, and McKenna Marsh, all of Wabash; two great-grandchildren, Carmen Marsh of Converse, and Croix Marsh of Kokomo, and her sister, Judy Rhoades of Wabash. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Campbell, and two brothers, Larry Campbell and Stephen Campbell.

Funeral services were Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Terry Hinds officiating.  Burial was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund.

The memorial guest book for Joanna may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 08