Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Marshall

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Marshall
Aug. 2, 1920-Aug. 26, 2011
BOURBON — Elizabeth “Libby” Marshall, 91, of Bourbon passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at 1:10 p.m. in her home. She had been in failing health.
Libby was born the daughter of the Rev. George Snider and Rev. Zoa French Snider Aug. 2, 1920 at Bluffton. She married Jonathan Shakes Marshall in November of 1950; he died Nov. 18, 1980.
Libby was a retired nurse. However, she never really retired as she was known as being the “Ask a Nurse” of Bourbon. She was always willing to help those in need with medical questions. She retired from Parkview Hospital of Plymouth and had worked and taught as a Clinical Instructor in Medical Nursing at both Memorial Hospital of South Bend and Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. She was so passionate about her career that she was providing a private scholarship for two Triton graduates who are pursuing careers in nursing. She also was a partner in el-Mar-co Kwik Knit Shop of Bourbon with her friend Marjorie Cook. Her service to the community was varied as she served on the Marshall County Cancer Board, American Red Cross Nurse Corps, Bourbon Public Library Board and Marshall County Historical Society Board. She was even a past Blueberry Parade marshal. Libby was a graduate of Kokomo High School class of 1948 and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis. She was charter organist of Kokomo’s Job’s Daughters and for a while pianist for the Bourbon Eastern Star. Most people’s memory of Libby was for the 60 plus years of faithfully playing the organ at the Bourbon First United Methodist Church as well as the many weddings and funerals she was asked to provide music for.
Libby is survived by her step-niece, Deborah and Steve Calhoun of Plymouth; step-nephew, David and Mary Swihart of Goshen; cousins, Roger and Annabelle French of Ft. Wayne, Murian Burniworth of Huntington and many very close friends of the community.
She was preceded in death by her best friend and sister, Mary Jane Swihart.
The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 from 4 to 8 p.m. in Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon, IN 46504.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the Bourbon First United Methodist Church with Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry officiating.
Burial will follow in Parks Cemetery Bourbon.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Bourbon First United Methodist Church or Marshall County Historical Society.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.