Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Marcia Kay Brenneman, 78, of Wooster, passed away Friday, October 6, 2023 at Summa Akron City.

She was born May 1, 1945 to Harry and Hazel Butterbaugh Venturini.

Marcia retired from Bosch Rexroth formally Borg Warner as a computer operator.  She enjoyed reading, computer games and eating out.  She was a member of First Church of God and Living Water Fellowship.

She is survived by her daughter Shanna (Timothy) Rice of Wooster; granddaughter Gabrielle Rice; step grandchildren Jessika Rice, Alex Rice, Shawn Phillimore and Shelby Thomas; 4 step great grandchildren; sister Cheryl Ratzel of Sterling; great nieces & nephew who she thought as grandchildren Destinee Fetter, Logan Studer and Allison Studer.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; brother Larry Brenneman; and sister Janice Parker.

Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St, Wooster.

Friends will be received 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Special thank you to Logan and Destinee for all of their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be directed to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. My heart hurts for your family. She was a wonderful lady. My children thought of her as another grandma in their life, and we will always appreciate the time she spent with them.

  2. I always enjoyed the times Marcia and I volunteered at Kean when both our granddaughters went to school there. I will always remember passing out popsicles after the walk-a-thon, the book fairs which were long days but fun and rewarding and of course the Santa Shop where we helped the kids wrap the presents they bought for their family. Lots of laughs when we got together. Marcia was always nice.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. Love & Prayers Shawna & Family

  4. Ms Marcia will be missed greatly. All the laughs shared, shopping ventures out and lunch time stories shared.

    I know my grandma and mom are going to miss their partner in crime between the lunches shared and shopping trips to see how much mischief that could get into.

    We loved you and miss you already.

  5. I will definitely miss our breakfasts and lunches together. I so appreciated her friendship and care she shown to Katelynn over the years. I will dearly miss her a lot ❤️

  6. What a wonderful woman.. a first cousin that I remember taking me to see the Beatles movie and listening to me scream the whole time .. taught me the latest cool dances with her sister Cheryl.. watched her love on her family and help care for others in a big way! Big heart !! She will be greatly missed by her cherished loved ones! See you on in eternity in the presence of our Lord!

  7. Shawna:

    What a shock, I am so sorry to hear about Marcia as I thought she was doing well. Donna & I will definitely miss our lunches out with her. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope the following helps you in your time of grief:


    I read of a man who stood to speak

    At the funeral of a friend.

    He referred to the dates on her tombstone

    from the beginning….to the end.

    He noted that first came her date of birth

    And spoke the following date with tears,

    But he said what mattered most of all

    Was the dash between those years.

    For that dash represents all the time

    That she spent alive on earth……

    And now only those who loved her

    Know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not, how much we own;

    The cars….the house….the cash,

    What matters is how we live and love

    And how we spend our dash.

  8. Cheryl, Shanna & families, My deepest sympathy for your loss of your dear sister Marcia. She was always a very caring & warm hearted lady .I remember many years of Marcia & Cheryl growing up and tagging along with Larry & Janice .Always had so much fun back in those days.

  9. Shanna,
    Just heard of you mother’s passing. I am so sorry. You and your family have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
    Your mother was a wonderful lady and I will always remember are talks.
    She loved you and family more than anything.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I could not be there at the service but was in spirit.
    I really loved your mom.
    God bless.
    Mary Ann

  10. Shanna-I just found out about your mom’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lots of memories of Shelmar! Marcia made those years fun! She was just a nice person thru and thru.
    You definitely took after her! My sympathies to your family.

  11. My first friend Shanna! The very tight relationship you had with your mom was evident from the beginning. So sweet and special and envied by all. She was a lover and a fighter. I will be praying doe you. I know this loss will hurt for a long rime. May every reminder of her be a blessed gift!

  12. Cheryl:
    So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


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