Virginia Marvel

November 1, 1925May 14, 2018

Virginia D. (Sears) Marvel, 92, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born November 1, 1925, in Logan County, KY, to the late Ernest and Rosa Sears.

Virginia attended Western Kentucky University. She worked as a Social Worker with The Children’s Aid Society in Detroit, and with the Society for Crippled Children and Adults in Louisville, KY. Virginia was a volunteer with Ohio Valley Hospice, Washington Avenue Health Clinic, Family and Children’s Service, and the Christian Home. She was an active member of Vanderburgh County Medical Alliance, Indiana State Medical Association, and Chapter BJ of PEO. Virginia also served as an Elder with the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. James Marvel; brother, Ernest E. Sears; and sister, Dorothy B. Sears.

Virginia is survived by her sons, David Marvel (Julie), Paul Marvel (Donna), Stephen Marvel (Angeline); grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Hannah, Rebekah, Caroline; and nieces, Debbie Harris and Donna Shelton.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Albion Fellows Bacon Center or to the Boys and Girls Club of Evansville.


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Virginia Marvel

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Steve Marvel

May 19, 2018

Mom’s sense-of-humor blossomed in her final months. Literally everyone who spent even a few minutes with her remarked on it. She was sanguine about her condition and chose to meet it with quips and jokes rather than grow morose or self-pitying. She made herself a favorite of the many who helped with her care.