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Marva J. Cosby

Marva J. Cosby Obituary

Marva J. Cosby was born in Muncie, Indiana on May 25, 1949, the second oldest child of Joseph and Margie Richardson.  Marva shared once that her mom often reminded her that she was not an “only” child.  

After graduation from Muncie Central High School, Marva furthered her studies by receiving a Bachelor’s degree at Ball State University and an MBA from Antioch University. She was a Human Resource Management Executive and following a career at Kodak, continued sharing her expertise through Cosby Consulting Group, LLC.

Marva married Larry Cosby in 1979.  Marva always said that Larry was the perfect husband for her.  He never tried to dissuade her from pursuing whatever would bring her joy, be it shopping, gardening, decorating, traveling, watching or playing golf.

Her son, Anthoni, was the love of Marva’s life. A single car accident in 2002 left Anthoni unable to perform his duties as a paramedic/firefighter with the Columbus Fire Department. While his life may have been shattered; his faith was unchanged.  He told his mom that being in the nursing home was God’s plan for his life.  His assignment was to help this group of people accept the transition and to not fear, but to welcome, the next life. 

Serving, giving, and connecting were always high on Marva’s life agenda.  She was a 1996 Leadership Dayton graduate and was recognized in 2012 as a member of Dayton Daily News’ Top 10 Women. Throughout her career, she served on the Board of Trustees for Sinclair Community College, The Dayton Foundation, Antioch Midwest University, Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, Premier Health, and many others.  If you knew Marva, you knew that she loved golf, and served in leadership positions for the Madden Women’s Association, Fairway Golf Club, and LPGA Amateurs Dayton (OH) chapter.

Marva was a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization and The Links, Inc. Marva loved her sisters and the special bonds they shared.

Marva was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Richardson and Margie Harriet Richardson, brother Johnnie Earl Johnson, sister and brother-in-law Bonita and Carver Cook; niece Christine Cook and aunts Pearl Watson and Viola Richardson.

Marva leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 44 years, Larry Cosby, son, Anthoni O’Niel, brother, DeWayne Richardson; beloved nieces Dione, Melanie and Kim Cook of Dayton; Deva Dube of Illinois, Jerisa Maseko of New Jersey; YoVonda, Kenyatta and Natasha Johnson of Arizona; in-laws Robert and Essie Phillips; bonus children Lareva, Cornell and Darnell Cosby, special friend, Arglova Hawkins and many other friends and associates.

 

Memorial donations may be made to The Dayton Foundation, 1401 S Main Street, STE 100, Dayton, OH 45409-The Marva Cosby Charitable Fund #2333. https://bit.ly/3OFyvLg

 

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Services

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.-Omega Omega Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

9:00 AM
Christian Life Center
3489 Little York Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414

Links of the Links Memorial Service-The Links, Incorporated
Saturday
February 17, 2024

9:30 AM
Christian Life Center
3489 Little York Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414

Visitation
Saturday
February 17, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christian Life Center
3489 Little York Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

11:00 AM
Christian Life Center
3489 Little York Rd.
Dayton, OH 45414

Private Interment

Woodland Cemetery
118 Woodland Ave.
Dayton, OH 45409

Donations

The Dayton Foundation-The Marva Cosby Charitable Fund #2333
1401 S. Main St. STE 100, Dayton OH 45409
Web: https://bit.ly/3OFyvLg

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