Marcia Berner


Marcia Berner, 72, of Shelbyville, passed away peacefully at Christina Place in Franklin on August 30, 2017.

She was born February 26, 1945 in Indianapolis to Robert Bosley Berner and Marcella Clara Matthews Berner.

Marcia is survived by two brothers, Richard (Nancy) Berner and James (Barbara) Berner; and many nieces and nephews. Alese (Richard Keith) Wessel Cook and Amber (David) Wessel Stover were her close confidants and have been by her side for many years.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; oldest brother and his wife, William and Joyce Berner; and niece, Barbara Gottschalk.

Marcia graduated from Edison High School in Tulsa, University of Tulsa and Butler University with the end goal of teaching high school English and Spanish. She taught at Southwestern Consolidated High School in Shelby County, eventually becoming chair of the English department.

Ms. Berner was a favorite among students and advocated to improve the education system.

She was a long-time member of St. George Lutheran Church in Edinburgh.

Her strong devotion to God enabled her to write studyguides on the Gospels, and teach both adult- and youth-oriented classes. She was a true prayer warrior for friends and family.

A celebration of life ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 21 at 11 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship with a meal, both at St. George Lutheran Church, 10931 S. County Road 100 West, Edinburgh.

Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care.