Rhonda K. Preston

Preston Rhonda obit

Rhonda K. Preston, 53, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.

A woman of strong will and character, Rhonda loved helping others. She would volunteer at the food pantry and help those in need during the holidays. She enjoyed reading, writing, coloring and making little care packages for family and friends, but her biggest joy of all was being involved with any and all of her grandchildren’s activities.

Born June 18, 1963, in Columbus, she was a daughter of Frederick Watts and Patricia Long Walker.

A 1981 graduate of Marysville High School, Rhonda was a loving homemaker to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her father and her sisters, Wendy and Tammy Craner.

She is survived by her mother; her husband of 34 years, James Preston, whom she married Sept. 3, 1982, in Marysville; children, Jacealynn (James Huffman Jr.) Preston, Emily (Dustin) Bailey and Kimberly, Johnna and Jimmy Preston; grandchildren, Breanna Byrum, Kyle Huffman, Kailynn Rotroff, Jesse Huffman, Macie Shoemaker, Sophia, Isaac and Blake Bailey, Byron Stapleton, Chloe and Molly Coy and Natalie, Tessa, Hayley and Jenna Preston; sisters, Sherry Donavan and Dorinda “DJ” Preston; and a brother, Gregory Watts.

Calling is from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Wilson Funeral Home-Mannasmith Chapel, West Mansfield, where a memorial service follows at 7 p.m. The Rev. Jim Taylor officiates and burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home to help with the unexpected expenses. Condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.