Rose Marie Christopher Warden, 66, of Barnett Ridge died at her home in Fleming, Ohio at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022 from a long battle with cancer.

She was born on March 28, 1955 in Mason City, West Virginia, the daughter of Lonnie Christopher and Ollie White Christopher. She worked at Big Lots in Marietta for 14 years and was a devoted homemaker, mother and grandmother for 46 years.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, puzzles and spending time with her family.

She married David L. Warden of Marietta on December 23, 1976. She is survived by her husband David Lee Warden and their four children: son, Brian Warden and his wife Laura of Bremerton Washington and their two children Kaleb and Ayla Warden; his daughter Jennifer Meek and her husband David Meek of Etna, Ohio, and their four children Emilie, Kaitlyn, Lindsey and Matthew; his daughter Melissa Joy and her husband Travis Joy of Little Hocking, Ohio, and their three boys, Ethan, Connor and Owen; and his daughter Melinda Sprouse and her partner Kevin Tucker and their five children McKenzie, Alexis, Landyn, Jaycie and Mason.

She is also survived by her nephew David Christopher and her nieces Brenda King Snyder, Carol Ann Christopher Bell and Carla King Hill.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lonnie and Ollie Christopher, her brothers, Leslie and Edward Christopher, and her sister Lillie Belle Christopher King.

His immediate family would like to especially thank: Dr. Cawley and the hospice staff who provided him with excellent care: Becky Strickler, Josh Schneider, Amanda Sturm and Jordan Schilling; and family friend Robyn Reynolds for her support.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19 at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Barlow Cemetery. Friends may call McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Friday, March 18 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Messages of sympathy can be sent to


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