Marcia Easley, 69, of Columbia, died at Boone Hospital Center on December 29, 2012, after an illness of only a few hours.
Funeral services will be held at Parker Funeral Service in Columbia at 11:00 a.m. on January 2, 2012. Visitation will be January 1 from 3-5:00 p.m. at the funeral home, weather permitting; burial will be in the Fortney Cemetery following the funeral service.
Marcia was born January 5, 1943 in Camdenton, Missouri to L.A. and Lois (Newton) Wilkerson. On June 25, 1961, she married Alan Easley of Columbia and he survives.
When she was younger she loved gardening and always had many beautiful flowers. She was a member of The Dudes and Dames square dance club for several years and made many friends in Central Missouri who were associated with square dancing. She loved quilting, and belonged to several quilting organizations. She made many quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Greg (Jamie) and Jeff (Jean) of Columbia; one brother, Robert Wilkerson of Columbia; five grandsons, Justin (Amanda) of Fulton, Clint (Samantha) of San Diego Naval Base, Taylor (Rachel) of Fort Drum, New York and Stephen and Sam of Columbia; one granddaughter, Leah of Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida; two step-grandsons, Phillip Baylor of Columbia and Ben Baylor of Tennessee; two step-great-grandsons Nicky and Ethen Millican of San Diego Naval Base and one great-grandson who is due in February and who she completed a quilt for on Christmas Eve. She is also survived by a wonderful young man, Norm Beal of Florida who treated her like a mother and who was treated like a son in return.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, the Fortney Cemetery Trust or a charity of your choice.
Casket Bearers will be five grandsons and one granddaughter.