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Marcia Hachtel Luce

June 25, 1925 — August 16, 2022

Marcia Hachtel Luce

On August 16th, 2022, Marcia Hachtel Luce died in Wilmington, Delaware. She was 97 years old.


Marcia is survived by her children, Martha Manning of Wilmington DE, William Luce, Jr. of Elizabeth City NC, and Fredrick Luce of Hillsborough NC; and grandchildren Nathan Manning of Greenville SC, Benjamin Manning of Charlotte NC, Maggie Manning Pruitt of Cantonsville MD, Emily Manning Forfar of Charlotte NC, Alicia Luce of San Francisco CA, Colleen Luce Fekete of Suffolk VA, William Luce of Savannah GA, Greer Luce of Hillsborough NJ, and Ailsa Luce of Rochester MN. She is also survived by 14 greatgrandchildren, plus twin greatgrandchildren who are due in January 2023. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband William (Bill), her sister Catherine Hachtel Gosling, and her nephew Leigh Gosling.


Marcia was born on June 25, 1925, in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to Frederick and Lucile Hachtel. She graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1943 and went on to attend Bowling Green State University where she graduated in 1947 with a degree in Sociology. She later attended Kent State University where she received a master’s degree in Education.


Marcia married Bill in 1947. They were high school sweethearts. They welcomed Martha in 1950, William Jr. in 1951, and Fredrick in 1955. Marcia was a devoted mother/homemaker, taught nursery school, and later in life taught kindergarten at Evamere Elementary School in Hudson Ohio for 11 years. She was also an active member of First Congregational Church of Hudson where she was a deaconess, a member of the choir, and taught the Friends Adult Class as well.


Marcia was a very loving mother and grandmother. She was a joyful, very caring woman. She believed in “eating dessert first.” And she prepared her own “final instructions” so that we wouldn’t have to worry about what to do. Her instructions were to have “a service at church…then it’s time to party!”


A memorial service for Marcia is scheduled for October 15th at 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Hudson, 47 Aurora Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236. The family will receive friends at the Church following the service.


Condolences can be sent to Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marcia’s name to the Children's Center Tuition Fund at the First Congregational Church of Hudson ( To view tribute video, send condolences or sign the guest book visit



She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.

She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” Proverbs 31:25-29 (NLT)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Congregational Church of Hudson

47 Aurora St., Hudson, OH 44236

The family will receive friends at the church following the service

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