4/6/12 — Marjorie Thomas Marbury

Marjorie Thomas Marbury, 88, passed away April 4, 2012 at the Life Care Center in Sparta, Tennessee.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, April 6 at Maplewood Cemetery in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends prior to the service at Tullahoma Funeral Home from 11:30 A.M until 1:00 P. M. Rev. Charles McCaskey, D.D. will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s research organization of your choice.

Mrs. Marbury was born September 28, 1923, to the late Rufus Garland and Mildred E. (Lyon) Thomas in Ogdensburg, NY.

She grew up and attended school in Syracuse, completing her nursing degree at Syracuse University in 1944, whereupon she entered the U. S. Army serving as a nurse during WWII. It was during her service that she met her husband to be, Robert C. Marbury, then an ensign in the U.S Navy. After the war ended they were married on June 27, 1947 and lived in Tullahoma, Tennessee, where Mrs. Marbury stayed at home to raise their four children.

A life-long Methodist, Mrs. Marbury was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Tullahoma and later St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Pulaski, TN, where she sang in the choir for many years.

She enjoyed her daily walks, reading, and was always ready and willing to help others. She often served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

In addition to her beloved husband of 64 years, Mrs. Marbury is survived by three children and their spouses, Robert T. and April Marbury of Nolensville, TN, Jean M. and Lee Webb of Cookeville, TN, and Anne M. and Rusty Evans of Louisville, KY; six grandchildren and spouses, Katherine M. and John Dirga of Atlanta, GA, Amy W. and Chris Barnhill of St. Louis, MO, Allison Webb of Cookeville, Drew Webb of Cookeville, Rob Evans of Atlanta, and Sara Evans of Louisville; and four great-grand children, Mary Grace, Graham, and Annaliese Barnhill, and Aiden Stallings.

Mrs. Marbury was preceded in death by her parents, a son, David W. Marbury, two brothers, William W. Thomas and Robert J. Thomas, and a sister, Helen T. Dodds.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, and she will be greatly missed by her family and all those who knew her.

Tullahoma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.