Thelma Irene Marsh

Birth: April 18th, 1924
Death: October 11th, 2018
Age: 94 years

Thelma Irene Marsh, age 94, a lifelong resident of Marlette, MI passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Covenant Cooper Hospital in Saginaw, MI.


She was born April 18, 1924 in Marlette, MI, the daughter of Jonathan and Eva Mary (McMann) Keys. Thelma attended Montgomery School and graduated from Marlette High School with the Class of 1942. She married Jack W. Marsh on June 30, 1945 at Marlette First United Methodist Church and they were married for 64 years. Thelma and Jack Marsh along with George and Helen Marsh owned and operated Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette from 1945 to 1984. She worked and supported her community all her adult life working at Huffman's Variety Store, Earl Long's Furniture Store, as a receptionist for a Dentist, on the family farm, and served as Chief Operator at the telephone office in Marlette. Thelma later worked for Orpha Watson at her Dress Shop in Marlette. She was a member of Bethel Church of CMA and Marlette First United Methodist Church. Thelma loved spending time with her family and her church family. She enjoyed crocheting, playing all kinds of games, bowling and traveling. Thelma was famous for her special chocolate fudge that she made for people in the community.


Left to cherish her memory are four daughters, Linda (Rick) Miller of Frankfort, IN, Jackie (Brad) Hess of Sylvannia, OH, Connie (Ed) Freund of Colorado Springs, CO and Debbie (Tom) Kapchinske of Colorado Springs, CO; one son, Randy Marsh of Marlette, MI, one brother, Leon (Arlene) Keys of Marlette, MI; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Marsh in 2009; her parents, Jonathan and Eva Keys; and one brother, Mitchell Keys.


The family will receive friends from 1 – 8 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette and 10 AM until time of the service Thursday, at Marlette First United Methodist Church.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Marlette First United Methodist Church in Marlette with Pastor George Ayoub and Pastor Mike Hollenbeck officiating.


Burial will follow at Marlette Cemetery Marlette, MI.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Gideon's International or Donor's Choice.


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Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453 Phone 989-635-3658.

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