Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Marjorie Adele Townsend (March 24, 2013)

Marjorie Adele Townsend, 87, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2013 at The Claire Bridge Sterling House in Greenville, she was born on August 3, 1925 in Greenville, Ohio to the late John and Merl (Fernsler) Tharp.

Marjorie worked for The Nestle Company for 22 years and later retired from The Treaty Company after working for 23 years. She was a longtime member of EUM Church and served in many areas of ministry such as United Methodist Women and the Funeral Meal ministry. Marjorie also volunteered for many years for Meals on Wheels. Marjorie enjoyed working in her yard and taking care of her home. She was a social person and enjoyed the time she spent with her friends and family.

Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Townsend, whom she married on June 23, 1945. Lowell passed away on January 11, 2002. Also, preceding her in death are three brothers, Raymond Tharp, William Tharp and John Tharp, Jr., and a sister, Pauline Good.

Marjorie is survived by a nephews, Roger Good and niece Becky Good of Indiana, Ralph and Pat Tharp of Indiana and James and Pam Tharp of New Mexico; niece, Patricia and Tom Baker of Greenville, Ohio; great nephew, Douglas Tharp; great nieces, Jennifer Good, Michelle "Shelly" and Barry Cox, Sharon and Dave Weitz and Cindy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, March 29th at 11:00 AM at EUM Church, 1451 Sater Street in Greenville with the Rev. Sylvia McKibben and Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. The family will receive guests an hour before the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Marjorie asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to EUM Church for their building fund or State of the Heart Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Funeral services are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home.