Meadville Tribune

November 12, 2013

Marie E. Fuller Holcombe

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Marie E. Fuller Holcombe, 78, of 583 Washington St., Meadville, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Crawford County Care Center.

She was born Aug. 19, 1935, in Forest County, a daughter of Merle Watkins and Bessie Adams Watkins. She married Charles Fuller and subsequently she married William Holcombe.

She owned and operated Home Restaurant in Cambridge Springs for many years, was employed by Nutrition Inc. and ended her working years retiring from County Market.

She was a member of New Beginnings Church of God.

Marie enjoy shopping, sewing, baking, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a mother to many children beyond her own and always had an extra spot at the dinner table for anyone who needed a meal.

Marie is survived by two daughters, Sally Smith and her husband, Dick, of Guys Mills, and Glenda Greggs and her husband, Tom, of Meadville; four sons, Merle (Butch) Fuller and his wife, Joan, of Andover, Ohio, Charles (Chucky) Fuller of Meadville, Robert (Bobby) Fuller of Cambridge Springs, and William (Billy) Holcombe and his wife, Tricia, of Meadville; 27 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a surviving sister; two brothers, Richard Watkins and Raymond Watkins, both of Meadville; a special friend and caregiver for past two years, Rhonda Coon; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved like her own children.

In addition to her two husbands, she was preceded by her parents; and siblings, Laura Richmond, Glenn Watkins, John Watkins, Ronnie Watkins, Robert Watkins and Merle Watkins.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 2, with Pastor Temple Jarrell of New Beginnings Church of God officiating.

Burial will take place in Venango Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Marie’s Book of Memories online at