Marian Louise Marksberry

  • Born: October 27, 1928
  • Died: January 17, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marian Louise Marksberry passed into her new life on January 17, 2021, at the age of 92. She was born October 27, 1928, in Owensboro, to the late Winnie Mae Franklin Bowman and John Guy Bowman.

Louise was a retired schoolteacher with the Daviess County school system and taught two years at Masonville Elementary and the remainder of her career at Philpot Elementary. She impacted many children and was a positive influence in their lives. In fact, one of her rowdier students sought her out in his adult years to tell her that he had accepted Christ and turned his life around. He told her that she was his most influential teacher. This was just one of her many students who would approach her throughout the years, telling her that she was their favorite teacher and what a profound influence she had on their lives.

She was a tough, quick-witted and engaging lady who will be sorely missed. To her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was their beloved Weezie, and they enjoyed spending time with her and Daddy Bill on the farm and later at their home in town.

Louise loved to sing, read, travel and play golf. She had the most beautiful soprano voice and would sing duets with her older sister, Betty, who sang alto. They sang at churches and even on the radio. Louise loved music and could often be heard humming a Broadway tune. She even sang "O Holy Night" with a resident at a local assisted living facility in 2018. When she was younger, she sang in the choir at First Baptist Church and again as a member of the Senior Adult Singers. Louise was a member of Bethabara Baptist Church since the early 1950's and loved her many friends there.

After graduating from Owensboro High School, she attended Georgetown College for a few years. While home one summer, she met a silly boy staring and winking at her across the counter at Ferrell's Restaurant. Louise never returned to college after that summer and obtained her MRS degree when she married that boy in the fall of 1950. They were married for 63 years. She had four children and was already teaching school when she went back to finish her teaching degree at Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated in 1965.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William H. "Bill" Marksberry; her sister, Betty Bowman; and her little brother, Bobby Bowman.

She is survived by four children, Nancy (Paul) Collins, Steve (Kim) Marksberry, Janie (Carl Ringwall) Marksberry, David (Tammy) Marksberry; her ten grandchildren, Becky (Andy) Fuller, Jon (Kristin) Collins, Maggie (Joel) Williams, Michael (Katie) Marksberry, Hannah (Nick) Stephen, Abbie (fiancé Will Sandbach) Roden, John (Amber) Ringwall, Julianne Ringwall, Taylor (Melissa) Hoffer, Andrea (Nathan) Logsdon; and sixteen her great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to her loving and dedicated caregivers and the nurses and other personnel at Hospice of Western Kentucky.

A private service will be held at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory on Thursday, with burial in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

All who attend the private services for Mrs. Marksberry shall be within current health and safety directives. Visitors shall wear personal protective masks and enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckinridge Street side of the building.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy to take the form of donations to Bethabara Baptist Church, 2946 KY-142, Philpot, KY 42366; or Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathen's Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Louise Marksberry may be offered online at

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am very sorry for your loss. It was wonderful reading about her full and giving life.

Posted by Link Martin - HARRISBURG, PA - Classmate   January 23, 2021

Many many memories that I keep and hold dear. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Take comfort in that Weezie is with Bill again & they are in Heaven. We will see them on the other side. Love you guys

Posted by Cheryl Haynes - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 23, 2021

So sorry for your loss. The obituary was a beautiful tribute to her and to the love she had of her family. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Karen Miller Porter - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 23, 2021

Janie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So Sorry for your loss

Posted by Allen Payne - Clayton, NC - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

Sorry for your loss
Prayers for all
Shirley K.Hines, Lisa Catron

Posted by Lisa Catron - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 22, 2021

I am so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. I still remember staying the night, telling scary stories and then getting fussed at for scaring David. Fun times on the farm. My love and prayers to all of you.

Posted by Pamela Adams Himes - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

What a beautiful lady and a great testimony to her life!

Posted by Craig O'Bryan - Bowling Green, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

Your mother was one of the sweetest people I've ever known. And we go back a long time. I will always remember that beautiful smile. The whole DCHS Class of '71 also sends their condolences. Prayers to all of you in the coming days.

Posted by Anne Henderson - Maceo, KY - Classmate   January 21, 2021


To the family of Marian Marksberry:
I was so sorry to see the passing of
Mrs. Marksberry in the recent M & I.
Steve and all of the family members
are in my thought's and prayers.

Posted by Larry Boswell - Owensboro, KY - Acquaintance   January 21, 2021

Nancy, Steve, Janie and David, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in my prayers.
Cousin Lisa Wilson

Posted by Lisa Wilson - Tulsa, OK - Family   January 21, 2021


My deepest sympathies to the Marksberry family for the loss of your Mother.

Posted by Don & Terri Volk - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021


Nancy, Steve, David, and Janie, I am so deeply sorry to learn of the passing of your sweet mom. She and your dad were so kind to me whren I was young. Even taught me how to swim. I will always remember her wonderful voice and know she and Betty are singing together in heaven. My prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Barbara and Jimmy Bradley - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Your mother was the sweetest lady! In years past, I would see her in the grocery store and we would just talk like dear old friends. How blessed the 4 of you are to have been loved and raised by such a kind, godly woman! May God bring many wonderful memories of your mom to mind as you celebrate her life! Love to you all! Eddie and Sherrianne Leach

Posted by Sherrianne Leach - Utica, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

Sorry to hear about your mom David and Steve. She was a wonderful lady who was well thought of by everyone who knew her. She is now reunited with the love of her life. Your entire family have our condolences and will be in our thoughts and prayer.

Posted by MArk and Donna Gosnell - Keller, TX - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Marksberry family the short time that I cared for Mrs Marksberry I fell in love with her she would sing to me and she had the most precious voice I'm truly going to miss her I am deeply saddened about this loss. May the LORD bring comfort and peace to the entire family GOD gained a very beautiful angel when he called her home. I love you Mrs Weezie. We shall see you again in the new Jerusalem

Posted by Sandra Jackson - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 21, 2021

My condolences on the loss of your mother!

Posted by Thomas Leonard - Philpot, KY   January 21, 2021

So very sorry to hear about your mom David. You and your entire family have my condolences. Love you all.

Posted by Julie Rice Coomes - Newburgh, IN - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Your smile was contagious! I will miss our sweet visits when I would be in town! Love you! Say hello to everyone else I know up there.

Posted by Katie Marksberry - Fort Smith, AR - Family   January 20, 2021

Nancy, Steve, Janie and David, I am so sorry that Aunt Louise has passed. I have such fond memories of her and Uncle Billy at the farm. This earthly farewell is difficult but in God's time we will see her again. Sorry I can't be there but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Trafta

Posted by Trafta O'Bryan - Louisville - Family   January 20, 2021

So sorry for your loss Nancy. You all are in our prayers and she was a wonderful teacher to our youngest daughter.Beautiful inside and out. Praying that you feel God's loving arms around you to comfort you as only our Savior can comfort. He promised to never leave or forsake us. He is our Comforter. Love n prayers

Posted by Sharon Chaffin - Philpot, KY - Classmate   January 20, 2021


We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless all of you. Love, Pat and Gary Lindon

Posted by Pat Lindon - Hazard, KY - Friend   January 20, 2021

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