Walter Leonard 'Bud' Marshall - Spent 49 years in education

Walter Leonard "Bud" Marshall, 78, of Three Rivers, Mich., died Jan. 15, 2013, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lima to the late James Walter and Thelma Brown Marshall.

Mr. Marshall was a 1952 graduate of Shawnee High School and a 1957 graduate of Ohio Northern University. He earned a master's degree of education from Indiana University. He was a member of Sigma Phi fraternity. He was a teacher and coach at Celina and Shawnee High Schools. He then went on to be a principal at Bluffton, Wapakoneta, Perry and Fostoria high schools. He spent 49 years in the field of education.

He is survived by his wife and Hudson native, Barbara Keenan Marshall of Three Rivers, Mich.; four children, Jennifer (Mike) Havens, Janice Hayes (fiance, Kent Fowler) and Jeffrey (Beverly) Marshall, all of the Columbus area, and Jill (James) Westbrook of Williston, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Marge Bassitt of Findlay; former wife, Carolyn Loyer Michael of Lima; brother-in-law, Michael Keenan of Scottsville, Mich.; and sister-in-law, Wanda Keenan Forman of Solana Beach, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his foster son, Sherman Randal Jacobs.

Mr. Marshall donated his body for research at OSU.

A private family memorial service took place. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311 www.diebetes.org/donate or The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University, c/o The James Development Office, 660 Ackerman Road, PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112, www.cancer.osu.edu.

Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell assisted the family. Visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com to send condolences to Mr. Marshall's family.

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  • We send our sincere condolences to you and your family. We have very fond memories of Bud at Fostoria. He was a great person and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Randy and Karen Richardson Dublin, Ohio

  • Barbara, I am so sorry to read of your loss. May your family be drawn together and find comfort as you share precious memories. And may God's peace surround you. My hugs from afar. Larry and Sue (Emrick) Huelsman