Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Obituaries

December 23, 2013

Marilyn S. McFadden

Jan. 1, 1933 - Dec. 21, 2013

Marilyn S. McFadden, 80, Kokomo, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Kokomo, the daughter of Leonard John and Ruth (Howenstine) Whitacre. She married Ed Waggoner, who died shortly after their marriage. On July 12, 1964, she married James Robert McFadden, and he died Aug. 3, 1982.

Marilyn was a 1952 graduate of Kokomo High School and attended Hanover College, finishing with a master’s degree in education from Ball State Teachers College. She was a first-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School for several years. She served as a church secretary for more than 30 years at St. John’s Lutheran Church, which later became Christ Lutheran Church, retiring in 2009.

She was an active member of First Congregational Christian Church, where she served on many boards and committees through the years. She was especially involved with the Women’s Guild and the Nearly New Shop, a mission of the church. She will be remembered by many for her hard work and “behind the scenes” efforts on behalf of many church projects and events.

She enjoyed making beautifully decorated cookies, which she shared with family and friends throughout the year and especially at Christmas.

Survivors include two sons, Scott R. McFadden and his fiancée, Donna Light, Muncie, and Kent L. McFadden and his wife, Stacy, Kokomo; sister-in-law, Margaret W. Whitacre, Kokomo; niece, Susan Bergman; and three nephews, Gary Woolley, Steve Woolley and Brad Whitacre.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; two brothers, Wayne “Bud” Whitacre and Robert Whitacre; and sister, Katherine Woolley.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, Lincoln Road Chapel, with Pastor Jon Tice officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church, 505 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Online condolences may be submitted at www.shirleyandstout.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Funeral listings, Aug. 21, 2014 Miller, Richard Carl, funeral services are 10 a.m. today at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru. Helvie, William Lee “Bill,” services are 11 a.m. today at Flora Christian Church.Gibson, Thelma, services are at 1 p.m. today at Shirley &

    August 21, 2014

  • OBT - KT082114 - Carol Wright obit - PIC Carol Wright Carol Wright, 76, Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Indianapolis, to David Thornton and Hazel M. Burton Weaver; her mother survives. On Oct. 22, she married Ronald P. Wright, sharing over 60 yea

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT - KT082114 - Eleanor Martin obit - CSP Eleanor Martin Eleanor Martin, 82, Russiaville, passed away at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Waterford Place Health Campus. She was born the daughter of Warren and Mary (Clark) Quakenbush on April 22, 1932, in Russiaville. On May 31, 1953, she married Eugene

    August 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marvin Ross Oberholtzer Marvin Ross Oberholtzer, 77, Bradenton, Florida, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Born in Clay City, Indiana, he moved to Bradenton in 1991 from Kokomo and was a member of Trailer Estates Covenant Church. He retired from AT&T in Kokomo. He liked bluegras

    August 21, 2014

  • Roy Max Brown Roy Max Brown, 75, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was born Nov. 22, 1938, to Robert E. and Grace Brown in Miami County.He retired May 31, 1994 from Chrysler Corp. in Kokomo. He moved from the Kokomo area to Lake Palestine in Kosciusko County

    August 21, 2014

  • OBT - KT082114 - Annie Douglas obit - PIC Annie Laurie Douglas Jan. 18, 1922 - Aug. 17, 2014 Annie Laurie Douglas, 92, a former Scircleville resident, died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Beaumont, Kentucky, to Guy L. and Lillian C. (Williams) Knip

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Funeral listings, Aug. 20, 2014 Burns, Jackie Lee, services are 1 p.m. today at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St.Miller, Richard Carl, funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 W. Third St., Peru.Helvie, William Lee “Bill,” servic

    August 20, 2014

  • Eleanor Martin Eleanor Martin, 82, Russiaville, passed away at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Waterford Place Health Campus.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Bill Martin officia

    August 20, 2014

  • OBT - KT082014 - Thomas Faunce obit - PIC Thomas 'Tom' R. Faunce July 11, 1935 - Aug. 17, 2014Thomas “Tom” R. Faunce, 79, Kokomo, passed away at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his home. He was born July 11, 1935, in Kokomo. His grandparents, William and Goldie Summers, raised him. On Sept. 1, 1956, Tom married

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bee W. Snow Bee W. Snow, daughter of Clyde and Harriet West (Van Benthuysen), passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 94. She was a resident at The Wellington at Kokomo. She was married to Burnill L. Snow on Dec. 31, 1936, and he preceded her in deat

    August 19, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Tit for Tat? McDonald's Shuttered in Moscow Life on the Professional Video Game Circuit TX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in Case Hospital Releases Two Missionaries Who Had Ebola Ramen Health Risks: The Dark Side of the Noodle NYC Doctor-in-chief Seeks Community Approach Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters Raw: Shots Fired in Liberian Shantytown DOJ, Bank of America Reach Record Settlement Raw: Cubavision Airs Images of Fidel Castro Raw: Grief After Deadly Airstrikes in Gaza Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Kathy Griffin Challenges Minaj to 'a Booty Off' Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller