Tessie Marte, age 89, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
She was born on December 24, 1922, in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Samuel and Ona Mc- Culloch. Tessie was a long time member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was a very loving and giving person, who always opened her home to family and friends. She was very active in her children’s lives; early on as a member of the PTA and later in the Capital University Mother’s Club. Throughout her life she was involved in various fund raisers for education as well as different charities. She enjoyed taking “Sunday drives” with her family, sewing, boating and traveling. She also enjoyed the time she lived at Buckeye Lake. Above all else, she had a special love for her family and was a great role model for her children. She will truly be missed by her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Elmer; two brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by her children, Judith ( Gary) Binegar, Margie A. Herrel, Dorothy A. Saunders, and Jim (Mary Jane) Marte; grandchildren, Wendy, Laurie (Mitch), Trina (Mike), P.J. (Vicki), Kathy (Matt), Marte (Jane), Marcy (Brad), Brian (Stacy), Steve (Terry), Adam (Gina) and Matt; 26 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; special friends, John, Tena, Erma, and Jerry; and other close friends.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 224 E. State St., where the funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2012. Rev. Fred Wiechers officiating. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flower, contributions in Tessie’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Stain Glass Window Restoration, 322 E. Stewart Ave., Columbus, OH 43206.
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