Marcia StokesJanuary 23, 1934 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 83)
Marcia M. Stokes, 83, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:05 a.m. in Grace Village Healthcare, Winona Lake, Indiana.
She was born January 23, 1934 in Warsaw, Indiana to Merritt and Eva (Becraft) Hartman and was a 1952 graduate of Warsaw High School.
In the fall of 1953 Marcia met Stanley Stokes. They married April 7, 1954. Except for the past 4 years of living in Winona Lake, she lived most of her life in Warsaw.
Marcia was employed by First National Bank during the mid-seventies and eighties. In 1983 while working at the bank she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which forced her to leave her job shortly after. In the 1970’s she and Stan operated a miniature golf course (next to the YMCA and now the Baker Youth Club on Smith Street).
Marcia was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing Bridge and Bunco. And she and Stan enjoyed ballroom dancing. Marcia was a devoted wife, good mom, and a loving grandma. She loved her cat, Abby. She was a good cook. Marcia always said she had a wonderful life.
Those left with memories to cherish is Stan, her husband of 63 years; 2 daughters: Shari (Paul) Stokes Gores of Brookfield, Wisconsin; Susan (Ken) Stokes Boothe, Dublin, Ohio; 3 grandchildren: Jared Gores of Mountain View, California; Tom Gores of Sussex, Wisconsin; and Emily Grace Boothe, Dublin, Ohio; and brother: Allan (Lynn) Hartman of Plymouth, Indiana.
Marcia was preceded in her passing by a daughter, Kathy Lee Stokes (August 5, 1957) and a sister, Beverly Fifer (August 27, 2015).
Friends will join the family for a time of remembrance Tuesday, July 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon at Titus Funeral Home. A celebration of Marcia’s life will follow beginning at 12 Noon in the funeral home. Ernie Troxell, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church (Warsaw) will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
The family has asked that gifts in Marcia’s memory be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 E. Center Street, Warsaw, Indiana 46580 or National MS Society, 3500 DePauw Blvd. Suite 1040, Indianapolis, Indiana 46268.
The staff of Titus Funeral Home is honored to care for the family and friends of Marcia Stokes.