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Marlene Joyce Johnson

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Aug. 24, 1940--Dec. 5, 2005

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Marlene Joyce Johnson, 65, died Monday (Dec. 5, 2005) in Birmingham, Ala.

She was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Sioux City, Iowa, to John Smith and Leona Uehlin. She grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1958.

She was a public accountant and worked in the Greyhound Circuit, training greyhounds. She was one of the first women to become an official judge for the Greyhound Racing Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Leona (Uehlin) Smith and brother-in-law, Frank O'Toole.

Survivors include stepfather, Ira Kolsky and wife, Mary of Oberlin; sister, Ardith Lauderback and husband, Dean of Oberlin; three nephews; one nieces; and great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Tom Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home.

Memorials are being accepted in her name.

Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.