Marvel was born on March 19, 1922 in Linn Creek, Missouri to Jesse Corbett and Katie Irene (Farmer) Foster.
On August 31, 1941, Marvel married Raymond Robert Carey in Linn Creek, Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1996. She was also preceded by her parents and 2 sisters, Neta Messersmith and Margaret Schmittou.
Marvel was an active member of the Cameron United Methodist Church, an ambassador at Cameron Regional Medical Center and an avid bridge player.
Survivors: Son, Ray (Susan) Carey, Camdenton, MO; 3 daughters, Susan (Dennis) Davis, Katie (Paul) Beckwith and Mary (David) Murdock, all of Cameron, MO; sister, Mary Blair, Camdenton, MO; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the Cameron United Methodist Church. No scheduled visitation. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cameron United Methodist Church Building Fund. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Online condolences: polandthompson.com.