Marsha Ellen Utley, 66, of West Alexandria OH went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 19, at Hospice of Dayton, following a lengthy illness. Marsha was born June 22, 1953 in Dayton Ohio to the late Henry F. Bush and Shirley A. Bush (Adkins). She was a lifelong resident of Preble County and graduated from TVS in West Alexandria. Marsha attended the First Baptist Church in New Paris. Marsha had a big heart and would help anyone in need. Her biggest love was for her family. She was always willing to pitch in. Marsha and Buddy were married for 24 years and enjoyed traveling, especially to Buddy's home in Tennessee. Marsha also enjoyed garage sales and collecting collectable items. Marsha was very talented at writing her own poems and has given many a poem for different occasions to different friends and family, and even to those she didn't know very well. Marsha was preceded in death by her father Henry F. Bush; son Gary Worley; and brother Danny Bush. She is survived by her husband Buddy Utley of New Paris; mother Shirley A. Bush (Adkins) of West Alexandria; son Craig Worley of New Paris; brothers Terry (Lynn) Bush of Eaton and Michael (Donna) Bush of Vandalia; sister Kathy Smith
of West Alexandria; stepchildren Edward Utley (Jennifer), Beverly Cooper (Doug), Barbie Utley (Jeff), and Jessie Utley (Michelle); grandchildren Crystal Worley, Tristen Worley and Floyd Worley; and step-grandchildren Charlotte, Martha, Mickey, Freddie, Ashley, Cheyenne, Faithlyn, Draken, Bethanie, Harley, and Mathew. Marsha has numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.