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Official Obituary of

Marlene Rosemary (Lunsford) Shell

February 11, 1938 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Marlene Shell Obituary

Marlene Rosemary Lunsford Shell, age 86, lifelong resident of McMinn County, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024.

She is preceded by her parents: Bill and Ruth Moore Lunsford, son: Jerry Shell, daughter: Kathy Shell and brothers: Jim Lunsford and Bill Lunsford.

Marlene is survived by two sons: Rodney Shell and Danny Shell, granddaughter: Kayla Wilcox, great-grandson: Ethan Wilcox, brother: Harvey Lunsford and special sister-in-law: Kathy Lunsford.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM on Monday, March 18, 2024, at Ziegler Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Clearwater Cemetery in Athens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Life Care Center of Athens for their excellent care of Marlene.

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March 18, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Graveside Service
March 18, 2024

2:00 PM
Clearwater Cemetery
964 County Road 180
Athens, TN 37303


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