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Morley C. Marsden
  • June 03, 1938
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  • July 20, 2021

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Morley C. Marsden was born in Ontario, Canada to First Nation parents, Marjorie Bigwin and William Marsden. He grew up in Rice Lake Alderville Reserve. There he enjoyed fishing, hockey, and softball with his large extended family. His mother brought him and his sister to the United States when he was a teenager. They settled in the small town of Fredericktown, Ohio, where Morley graduated from New Waterford High School. He, like many in the small community, began a career in the Steel plants. He worked and retired from Crucible Steel.

He was drafted early in his days at Crucible to serve in the Army for 2 years. He was stationed mostly in Korea where he was a proud MP. He returned to work and later married Alice J. Davis. Morley lived a long life devoted to his family and community. He was a coach for Boys & Little Leagues in Columbiana County first in Rogers, Ohio, and then after his children aged out, he coached for Old Timers Association. There he was well known for his even handled approach to learning the basics and having a full roster at playtime. This led to many successful seasons for those young players.

Morley worked as a groundskeeper after retirement. He loved a good yard sale and talked to many friends along those daily hunts. You could also find him every Friday at the Rogers Sale. He would always find a treasure, but his hunt was his real hobby.

Morley was also well known in the Native American community. Primarily through his work every year at the Canfield Fair overseeing the International Barn Native American booth and presentations.

Morley and his wife retired to Daytona Beach, Florida. There he enjoyed his days with his companion dog Sassy.

Morley was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Rita Johnston and her husband Al, and his sister Penny Pyles. He leaves behind his wife, Alice Marsden of Daytona Beach, his children, daughter Kelly Backus and her husband Virgil, son Bill Marsden and his fiancé Trisha Miller, and son Jerry Marsden and his wife Cena, as well as his brother, Jim Daily of Lisbon, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Brian with their son Dexter, Matthew with his son Gideon, Alice with her son Wyatt, Amanda and Eric with their daughter Marlowe, Cheyenne and Jordan with their sons Rhett and Eli, Morley and Tara with their son Taje, Robert and Sydney with their son Mason, and Kara and Austin with their son Noah.

Morley was dearly loved by his family and friends, and he will be missed.

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