- March 31, 1916 - February 6, 2017
- Bloomington, Indiana
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Thelma Saunders Marker, 100, of Bloomington, died on February 6, 2017, eight weeks short of her 101st birthday surrounded by the love of her family and friends.
Born March 31, 1916 in Morgantown, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Martin Lee Dotson and Georgianna Grioin Dotson. She graduated from Morgantown, High School and the School of Practical Nursing, St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker, Thelma worked as a Girl Scout camp director at the Hyland School for Exceptional Children and as a Dental Assistant. She was a member and volunteer worker at the First United Methodist Church of Bloomington, and her strong faith inspired all around her. Until her final illness, Thelma was an energetic senior who filled her days at Bell Trace with family fun and fellowship. She enjoyed exercise classes, cards, games, bible study, and music as well as the annual family vacation to Oglebay Park in Wheeling, West Virginia. She cheered for the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Indiana Hoosiers, and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in a variety of athletic events. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Richard E. Saunders, her first husband, Warren P. Saunders, her second husband, Ivan Wayne Marker, her daughter-in-law Nancy T. Saunders, one brother and four sisters. She is survived by a son, Phillip Saunders (wife Nancy) of Bloomington, a daughter, Anne Saunders Bloxom (husband Bruce) of Carmel, California, two step sons Gerald Marker (wife Audrey) of Bloomington, Paul Marker (wife Pauline) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A service will be held at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 East Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401 at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 11, 2017. There will be a visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the service, and a reception will follow. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery in Morgantown, West Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shalom Community Center, P.O. Box 451, Bloomington, IN 47402.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DayDeremiahFrye.com