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Marcia L. Werner, 79, Indianapolis, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Heart to Heart Hospice, Indianapolis.
Born Feb. 6, 1937, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Matilda (Zillebuehler) and Nicholas Prickel. On Oct. 5, 1957, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Morris, she married Jacob Werner, who preceded her in death March 27, 2007.
She was a homemaker and a former member of Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
Marcia's faith was important to her and evident in all aspects of her life. A member of St. Monica's Church, Indianapolis, she generously supported their food pantry. She was passionate about her family and close friends, which meant hellos and goodbyes required a hug and a kiss.
She also earned the nickname "The Card Lady" as she would send cards to all for holidays and to celebrate special days. An avid sports fan, Marcia followed the Bengals, Colts, Notre Dame, Indians and Reds and was a member of the Rosie Reds since 1973. She especially loved watching basketball as well as "The Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy." An exceptional cook and baker, her family will miss Marcia's butterscotch pies and her cheesecake.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Chuck Meer, Indianapolis; sons and daughter-in-law Melvin Werner, Spain, and Myron and Laurie Werner, Mooresville, North Carolina; brother Mark Prickel, Morris; sister-in-law Sylvia Prickel, Red Lion, Pennsylvania; brother-in-law Tom Metz, Connersville; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Malcolm "Mac" Werner; sisters Mary Luke Prickel and Connie Metz; and brothers John and Jerome "Bud" Prickel.
Marcia's wishes were to be cremated. The family will receive friends Monday, July 18, from 9-11 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with the Rev. Todd Goodson officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Monica's Building Fund or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research Fund.
Published on July 14, 2016
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