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Martha Marcum, Taylor Co., KY (1924 - 2012)

She was the matriarch of a large, highly regarded Taylor County, KY family. She leaves 37 direct living descendants. She was the widow of the late William Marrell Marcum. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Saloma Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville, KY.

Martha Marcum, 88, Campbellsville, KY died at 12:25amET, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Campbellsville.

The funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. John Chowning and Rev. Donnie Blick. Burial will be in the Carlisle-Milby Cemetery, Green County, KY. Visitation will be 5pm-8pmET/4pm-7pmCT, Friday, September 28, 2012, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Martha Marcum, Taylor Co., KY (1924 - 2012)

Martha Marcum was the daughter of the late Arvin Thomas Burba and Eva Lee Phillips Burba. She was born Thursday, September 25, 1924, in Larue County, Kentucky. She died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 88 years and 1 day.

She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Saloma Baptist Church.

She was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville.

She united in marriage to William Marrell Marcum August 5, 1939. He preceded her in death February 2, 1995.

She is survived by:
  • Five sons and one daughter: Tommy Marcum and wife, Shirley of Greensburg, KY; Mike Marcum and wife, Annetta, Hack Marcum and wife, Sylvia, Harold Marcum, Larry Marcum and wife, Darlene and Shelia Morgeson and husband, Lanny, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Thirteen grandchildren: David Marcum of California, John Marcum and wife, Laura Lee, Josh Marcum and wife, Lynn, Brandi Marcum, Angie Marcum-Call and husband, Casey, Sherri Benningfield, and Dianna Milby and husband, Todd, all of Campbellsville, KY; Tim Marcum of Simpsonville, KY; Joe Morgeson and wife, Tammy of Berea, KY; Daphni Price and husband, Jeremy of Georgetown, KY; Rodney Morgeson and wife, Misty of Bardstown, KY; Joey Livers and Jimmy Dan Livers of Lebanon, KY

  • Eighteen great grandchildren: Kaitlyn Benningfield, Andrew Benningfield, Hannah Marcum, Jacob Marcum, Luke Marcum, Landon Marcum, Weston Mitchell, Riley Milby, Madie Call, Chelsey Morgeson, Zach Morgeson, Cameron Morgeson, Madison Morgeson, Olivia Price, Shiana Livers, Joseph Livers, Samuel Livers and J. D. Livers

  • One brother and one sister: William Charlie Burba of Hodgenville, KY; and Dorothy Rodgers of Louisville, KY
  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
She was also preceded in death by a son, William Robert Marcum in infancy; one grandson, William Boyd Perkins, III and three brothers and two sisters: Frank Burba, Tom Burba, Floyd Burba, Mary Lee Davis and Lucy Helen Harned.

Send a condolence to the family of Martha Marcum
The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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