Marlene E. Francis, 74, of Bethesda, Ohio died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Emerald Pointe in Barnesville, Ohio. She was born January 4, 1938 in Albany, New York, daughter of the late Charles Claypool and Alma Crago Claypool.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by her brother, Brian Lane Claypool.

Marlene is survived by daughters, Kathy (Donovan) Shrieve of Bethesda, Ohio and Kim Krone (Dave Phillips) of Barnesville, Ohio; grandchildren, Joe (Jenny) Thornton, Stacey (Matt) Holliday, Christina (Ryan) Cook all of Barnesville, Ohio, D.J. Shrieve of Bethesda, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Lexie, Skylar, and Joey, Madison, Morgan, and Maci; brothers, Richard (Patty) Claypool of Kansas, Phil (Amy) Claypool of Virginia; sister, Joan (Jack) Butrum of Maryland; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were private and held at the convenience of the family. Interment took place at Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Officer Joe Thornton, 201 Washington Street, Barnesville, Ohio 43713.

Arrangements entrusted to: Kelly Kemp Braido & Patron Funeral Home, 322 North Main Street, Bethesda, Ohio.