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Marcia L. House

April 28, 1947 February 10, 2008
Marcia L. House
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Marcia L House, age 60, of Camden, Ohio, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008 at her home. Homemaker, teacher, chef, innkeeper, farmer and much, much more. A graduate of Preble Shawnee High School and Miami University. She studied French Cuisine and continued with classes under Chefs Peter Leger, John Desmond and Madam Brulee in Paris, France. While there, was active in the American Women’s group and fundraising chair for the American School of Paris Spring Fair. After returning from France, Marcia and family moved the to the farm where she grew up, purchased a small flock of sheep and began raising beef cattle with the emphasis on quality home grown food. Marcia taught adult education classes at Miami University on Continental Cuisine. She then became the teacher for the Preble County Pre School for nearly ten years concentrating on learning centers and reading programs she designed to help each child to do their best. She gained great satisfaction seeing her school children excel. She retired from teaching in 2002 in order to devote more time operating the Sugar Valley Farm Bed and Breakfast out of her home near Camden. She always looked toward the future while being mindful of the past with an even-temperedness and kindness that would put you at ease and make you feel good to be in her presence. It has been an honor to have known and loved this very private but very special woman. She was born on April 28th, 1947 and was preceded in death by her parents, Roberta (Slater) Johnson and Willis R. Johnson. Survivors include her husband Frank of 41 years and her children, Mark House of Glendale, Ohio: Jason House of Cincinnati, Ohio; Laura House of Lebanon, Ohio: and her sister, Jan (Johnson) Danner of Cincinnati, Ohio. Services and funeral will be private in accordance with her wishes. Donations can be made to the Preble County Education Services Center at 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton, Ohio for the C.R. Coblentz memorial scholarship fund of which she had been a recipient. Condolences may be sent to the family at her home in Camden or by visiting . Arrangements entrusted to Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, Ohio.

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