Thursday, March 5, 2020

Alvira E. “Vera” Marchal (March 1, 2020)

Alvira E. “Vera” Marchal age 91, of Versailles passed away at 1:13 PM on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

Vera was born February 21, 1929, in Cassella to the late Frank & Roslina (Bergman) Kramer. Vera is survived by her children, Dave & Carol Marchal of Celina, Ron & Betty Marchal of Burkettsville, Keith & Ann Marchal of Versailles, Julia & Melvin “Calvin” Wuebker of Cassella, Mark & Elaine Marchal of North Star, Doris & Tom Phlipot of Versailles and Ed & Eileen Marchal of North Star; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 2 expected; sisters & brother-in-law, Esther Marchal of Minster and Ginny & Ernie Poeppelman of Yorkshire; brothers & sisters-in-law, LeRoy & Doris Kramer of Ft. Loramie and Rich & Doris Kramer of Ft. Loramie; sister-in-law, Verene Kramer of Osgood; in-laws, Thelma Barhorst of Ft. Loramie and Jim & Eileen Marchal of Urbana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Vera was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Marchal on March 29, 2018, whom she married September 16, 1950; grandchildren, Kevin Marchal, Donald Marchal, Allan Marchal and Michael Marchal; brothers & sisters-in-law, Urban & Mary Kramer, Alfred & Mary Alice Kramer and Victor Kramer; sister & brothers-in-law, Irma Grilliot-Fleck, Clete Grilliot and John Fleck; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Leo & Emma (Treon) Marchal; and in-laws, Francis “Jerry” & Bertha Marchal, Norman Marchal, Mary & Joe Francis, Cordelia Knob-Wattercutter, Roger Knob, Robert Wattercutter, Dorothy & Richard Hatcher, Harold Barhorst and Donna Partington.

Vera was a homemaker. Vera was a 1947 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and a former member of the Daughters of Isabella. Vera was an avid quilter. She sewed blankets with the Mission Sewing Ladies that was donated to charities worldwide and made homemade rosaries for charities worldwide.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Duell celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and Thursday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or the Versailles EMS. Condolences for the family may be expressed through