Marlene Colvin, 87, Muncie, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Westminster Village.
She was born Sunday, March 22, 1931, in East Chicago, Indiana, the daughter of Ben and Esther (Hyams) Lipman. Marlene graduated from Ball State University with her Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education; she was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. She taught in several Muncie elementary schools until her retirement. Marlene was a long-time member of High Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family, especially the little ones! Marlene enjoyed reading, cross stich, gardening, and traveling with her husband all over the world. She and her husband volunteered after their retirement at Update Learning, Meals on Wheels, and Minnetrista.
Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Colvin, whom she married July 1, 1951; and one brother, Jack Lipman.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (husband Zach) Rozelle, Ellen (husband Mark) Reams, and Ben (Anthony Noberini) Colvin; grandchildren, Heather (husband George) Dull, Jessica (husband Darrin) Brake, Emily Jamison, Jacob Reams, and Jared Reams; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services to celebrate the life of Marlene will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.
Family and friends may call at Elm Ridge Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Westminster Village, and Kindred Home Health and Hospice for the care of their mother.
Memorial contributions may be made to Yorktown Public Library, 8920 W. Adaline, Yorktown, Indiana 47396.
Online condolences for Marlene may be directed to:
To Liz, Ellen, and Ben,
I just wanted to send a note to all of you on your mom's passing. She was a sweet lady, and I have fond memories of when my sister Judy and I would come to your house to play. We always had a good time there and your mom was part of that - I remember her being really funny! Prayers, hugs, and kisses to all of you and your families.
Kathy Lanum Williams
Marlene and I were roommates our freshmen year at Ball State an interesting combination of a girl from the city and a girl from the country. It was a good year and I loved her parents visits to campus. They were so kind and fun. We pledged ASA together and enjoyed the activiities in sorority. Clyde was a fraternity borhter of Gordon, my husband, I believe that we were the first two couples to have the fraternity sing in front of Lucina Hall. Marlene's good humor and pleasant demeaner is a wonderful memory.
My sister, brother and I all had the privilege of having Mrs. Colvin as our 2nd grade teacher at Grissom. I have such wonderful memories of her and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to have her for a teacher. She was truly a remarkable lady. I'm so sorry to learn of her passing and am praying for her family and loved ones!
What a lady. She was the best Aunt a girl could have. She and Uncle Clyde made an amazing seem. I think she may have been the boss. One of the kindest sweetest funniest ladies in my life. I feel so fortunate to call her Aunite M.
Dear Ellen and Mark,
We were so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that our hearts go out to you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
In God's Love,
Jerry & Mary Harry
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