OSSIAN, Ind. — Marcia M. Ladd, 74, of Ossian, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne following complications related to recent surgeries.

She was born on Friday, Jan. 1, 1943, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of the late J. Carl Stopher and the late Gertrude (Flanagan) Stopher. At the age of 16, Marcia’s mother passed away and following her death, she was raised from that point on by her aunt and uncle, Jim and Charlotte “Chy” Leighner. Marcia married Harold R. Ladd on June 19, 1966, in Delphos, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2017.

She attended the Zanesville United Brethren Church.

Marcia and her husband operated the Village Restaurant in Willshire, Ohio, for 15 years. Following her years in the restaurant, she operated the Slimmer Image store in Willshire and also worked for Meijer at the Lima Road Store in Fort Wayne until her retirement in 2005.

Survivors include her daughter, Carla (Wally) Mesing of Decatur, Indiana; two grandsons, Mark Mesing and Paul (fiancée, Sara Williamson) Mesing; and nephew, Steve (Nancy) Stopher of Fort Wayne.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl J. “Boob” Stopher and a nephew, Kevin Stopher.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur with the Rev. Tom Datema officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Delphos, Ohio.

Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10 and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Adams County 4-H or Willshire Park Fund.