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Marcia K (Hines) OusleyJanuary 11, 1949 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 68)
Marcia Kay (Hines) Ousley, 68, North Manchester, IN passed away on June 6, 2017at 12:32 a.m.
Marcia was born in the Rochester, IN hospital to Asa & Mildred (Morrett) Hines on January 11, 1949. She married her special bud, Homer Ousley Jr., on August 11, 1979.
Marcia graduated top of her Manchester High School class in 1967, received her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Ball State University in 1971, Master’s Degree from St. Francis University in 1972 and reading recovery from Purdue.
Marcia was a beloved teacher to her many students. In earlier years she taught third graders at the Maple Park Elementary School in the Manchester Community Schools. After getting married, she taught kindergarten, fifth and third grade students in the Tippy Valley School System at Burket Elementary. She taught nearly 30 years.
She was nominated by her former students and received the Distinguished Dekko Award for Teaching Excellence in 1996 and again in 2003. She often sent encouraging letters to her students all through their school years and beyond.
She was faithful and active in church, visited many in nursing homes, volunteered at Silver Lake pantry, helped others and sent uplifting notes, cards and gifts.
She enjoyed walking, flower gardening, reading and sharing God’s kindness.
Marcia loved her family, friends and neighbors. They loved her right back. She was very caring, understanding, loving and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Homer Ousley, niece, Lisa (Hines) Armey, great niece Mariah (Austin) Bennett and great-great nephew, Dustin Bennett and her brother Brent Hines.
Family and friends may call Friday, June 9, 2017 at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, IN from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to service Saturday. Hymn service Friday, June 9, 2017 7:00-8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, IN, led by Pastor Edward Akins. Service will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, IN. Rev. Frank Whitaker will officiate. Burial will be in Akron Cemetery, Akron, IN where her parents, maternal grandparents, great grandparents, maternal aunt, and paternal uncle are at rest.
For those that wish to honor the memory of Marcia Ousley, the family requests that you spread random acts of kindness, pray another – be a rainbow in someone’s cloud!! Or the donor’s choice.
To send a private condolence to the family, use the condolence link at www.mckeemortuary.com.