Clara Elizabeth Marx Marcotte (91) formerly of Peru was escorted by angels into the arms of our Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. She recently resided at Allisonville Meadows in Fishers, Indiana. She also resided with her son and daughter-in-law in Hockley, Texas, prior to her move to Fishers, IN. Clara was comforted by her loving family in the days and hours preceding her death and she was held in the arms of her son as she was greeted by her loving Lord Jesus Christ.
Clara was born September 29, 1921 in Mocane, Beaver County, Oklahoma to John Marx (McPherson, Kansas) and Dora (Herman) Marx (Enterprise, Kansas). They preceded her in death.
She attended Pleasant Valley School in the Panhandle of Oklahoma (near Mocane, OK). She worked at numerous positions during her lifetime and also worked at Husky Holland and Wallace furniture in Peru, Indiana. She retired in 1968.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Norman E. Marcotte, whom she married December 6, 1939 in Beaver, Oklahoma. Clara loved him deeply, spending 53 years with him. She had three daughters and one son. Daughters are Ruthie Alberta (d. 1944), Betty (Don d.) Browning and Dorothy (George) Mize. Her son is John (Sharon). She had 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren with whom she loved to spend time.
In addition her two daughters, son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren she is survived by one sister Alma Griswold and her husband Clifford, Bloomfield, Co. along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by brothers Carl, Aaron, Wilmer (Bill), Sylvestor, sisters Catherine Spradley, Fern Schaffer, Dorothy McDonald, and Emma (Amy) Hammon.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 12:00 To 2:00 PM at Flowers Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, IN. Services will follow at 2:00 pm at Flowers Leedy Funeral Home officiated by her grandson-in-law, Pastor Jamie Zile. Clara’s soul is rejoicing pain free in Heaven, while her body will be laid to rest, beside her husband and daughter, at Graceland Cemetery, in Meade, Kansas. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, local services are entrusted to Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade Kansas.
Many thanks are extended to the staffs of Sheridan Healthcare and Rehabilitation of Sheridan, IN and Allisonville Meadows of Fishers, IN.
Memorials may be made to Allisonville Meadows Activity Fund, 10312 Allisonville, IN 46038-2635.