She was born the daughter of Jack and Shirley (Elifritz) Bierman on April 26, 1959. She married Tony Marcum on April 6, 1979 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia. He survives in Centralia.
In addition to her husband, survivors include her son Lance Marcum and wife Megan of Centralia; daughter Erin Mooney, husband Bobby of Centralia; grandchildren Faith Mooney, Hadley Marcum, Mandolin Mooney, Elijah Marcum and Tinley Marcum; mother and father Shirley and Jack Bierman of Centralia; grandmother Leona Elifritz of Centralia; mother-in-law and father-in-law Pat and Lyle Marcum two brothers Mike Bierman and wife Linda of Centralia and Doug Bierman of Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Marcum loved her grandchildren and being their “Nanny.” She was a selfless servant of her God, devoted Christian, and an example of what it meant to be a godly wife. She saw the best in people. She was meek, predictable, dependable, humble, supportive, patient, gracious, and a strong willed person. Deborah thought of others before herself. She was slow to speak, willing to listen, and when she gave advice you took it. She was fun loving and had a contagious laugh. She could read peoples’ feelings well, and was a comforter and peacemaker. With her husband she created a welcoming home filled with a legacy of God. She was the definition of love. She was a teacher for the Willow Grove School District for 18 yrs. and was married for 35 yrs.
Services for Mrs. Marcum will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at City Hope Church in Centralia with Pastor Seth Baltzell officiating. Burial with follow at Gilley Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at City Hope Church.
Memorial contributions may be made towards a scholarship fund for the grandchildren. Day Macz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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