February 2, 1943 - May 24, 2018
Marlene D. (Thornbro) Matchett, 75, of Muncie, passed away at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018 following an extended illness. She was born in Portsmouth, NH on February 2, 1943 a daughter of Paul Thornbro and Edith Burley Boylan. Marlene was a 1961 graduate of Muncie Central High School. She married the love of her life, Gerald “Gary” Matchett Sr., in 1961. They enjoyed 57 wonderful years together. Marlene attended Glad Tidings Church, Muncie, where she was in the choir. She enjoyed gardening, reading, spending time with her children and grandchildren, family vacations and traveling with Gary. She will be sadly missed by her husband, Gerald “Gary” Matchett Sr., Muncie; son, Gerald “Gary” Matchett Jr. (wife: Julie) Yorktown; son, Christopher Matchett (wife: Teresa) Yorktown; daughter, Melissa Matheny, Muncie; nine grandchildren, Zachary (wife: Lauren), Jessica, Caitlin (fiancé: Zach), Christian, Noah, Jordan (wife: Sadie), Jensen Matchett, Spencer (wife: Lauren) and Sloane Matheny and their father, Brad Matheny, and three great-grandchildren, Addie Matchett and twins, Luke and Emily Matchett; her mother, Edith Boylan, New Hampshire; sisters, Jean Bennett, Tennessee, Donna Collis, Muncie, Robin Crawford, Muncie, Julienne Dolliver, New Hampshire, sister-in-law, Wanda Brees, Muncie. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Thornbro Sr., two brothers, Robert and Paul Thornbro Jr., her mother and father-in-law, Claude and Dora Matchett, two brother-in-laws, David and Tommy Matchett, and sister-in-law, Sue Mitchell. A celebration of Marlene’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Glad Tidings Church, 3001 S. Burlington Dr. Muncie, IN with Pastor Kevin Holt officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory, Muncie. Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Glad Tidings Church and one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Sproles Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be offered to the building fund at Glad Tidings Church. You may send the family a personal condolence at www.sprolesfamilycares.com The Sproles family and staff are honored to care for the family of Marlene Matchett.
Marlene D. (Thornbro) Matchett, 75, of Muncie, passed away at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018 following an extended illness. She was born in Portsmouth, NH on February 2, 1943 a daughter of Paul Thornbro and Edith... View Obituary & Service Information
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