Sr. Marcella made her religious profession on June 24, 1935 and earned both a B.S. Ed. and a M.S. Ed. She taught elementary school for fifty years, serving in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. After retiring from the classroom, she was sacristan at St. Scholastica Monastery and also served as Bethany House caretaker.

She is survived by a sister, Sr. Jovita Stengel of St. Scholastic Monastery, many nephews and nieces, and sisters of her religious community.