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Marcia Pitcher

Marcia Holland Pitcher, 84

Marcia Holland Pitcher, 84, of Rensselaer, quietly passed away early Sunday morning, January 6, 2013, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus where she'd been a resident since early November.

She was born on October 8, 1928, to the late Otto and Norma Sammons Draudt in Marion. While a teenager, she met her future husband David K. Pitcher and they wed on August 11, 1951. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1987.

Marcia attended the Marion school system, Monticello Preparatory School (Alton, IL), and graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts from Miami University of Ohio in 1950.

She and David continued to live in Marion until August of 1975 upon when they moved to Rensselaer. Marcia went to work for the dietary department at Jasper County Hospital, a position she held for over 30 years until her retirement in 2007. She was also a member and former Treasurer for St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rensselaer.

In addition to her love of church was one of playing bridge. She was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and held the status of Life Master from all her tournament play. Marcia was also a member of P.E.O. and Delta Gamma. She relished watching sporting events, especially her beloved Cubs; enjoyed live music and theater; making trips to visit her sister and extended family. She was also a very familiar sight in Rensselaer walking any of a number of basset hounds she and Dave owned over the years.

Marcia cherished many friends in her lifetime and kept them in great memory. In recent years she always had a spot at the holiday table of Mark and Kim Zeilmann's family, neighbors that could have never been better.

Marcia is survived by her two children, Tracey Heagy (husband: Daryl), of Wabash and Donald Pitcher, of West Lafayette; one sister, Barbara Molyneaux, of Elyria, Ohio; and one grandson, Paul Benedict.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Anthea, who died as a toddler.

A memorial will be held at a later date with location to be determined. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, PO Box 244, Rensselaer, IN 47978.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.

Her son would like to thank Hippensteel's for all their help as well as the staff and employees at Cumberland Pointe for the care and company given over the past two months.


Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013
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