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Thelma Marchbanks (002)

In Loving Memory

Marchbanks, Thelma R.

Thelma Rose (Barker) Marchbanks, faithful servant of God, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, peacefully departed from this world on December 20, 2023, at the age of 95.

Born on September 27, 1928, she lived a life guided by unwavering faith, grace, and compassion. Her journey was a testament to the love of Christ, and her unwavering devotion to God was evident in every aspect of her life.

Throughout her years, she touched countless hearts with her kindness, generosity, and gentle spirit. Her home was a sanctuary of love and warmth, where she nurtured not just her family, but all who crossed her path.

A devoted member of the Assemblies of God, she found solace and strength in her faith. Her dedication to prayer, service, and spreading the message of God’s love was an inspiration to many.

She is survived by her three children: Mike Marchbanks, Fredna Hake, and Gary Marchbanks; her seven grandchildren: Cheryl Garber, Eric Birkenmeier, Michael D. Marchbanks, Ryan Marchbanks, Stephanie Hake, Emily Hake, and James Hake; her twelve great grandchildren: Benjamin Garber, Charles Garber, Jacob Garber, Cason Birkenmeier, Carder Birkenmeier, Braydon Dunn, Sawyer Marchbanks, Harlow Marchbanks, Elizabeth Granados Hake, Blair Marchbanks, Daniel Granados Hake, and Morgan Marchbanks; and her two nephews: Brian Comstock and Steve Barker;  and her grand-nephew Josh Barker; and her grand-niece, Jessica Barker.

Her life will be celebrated during open visitation at the Kutis South County Chapel (5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129) on January 3 from 4-8 pm where friends and family will gather to honor her memory. The funeral will take place at the Kutis South County Chapel on January 4 at 11 am, followed by the interment at 12 pm at Mount Hope Cemetery (1215 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63125).

Though she may have departed from this earthly realm, her spirit will live on in the hearts of all who were blessed to know her. The following are the last thoughts that Thelma wanted to share with everyone:

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

– II Timothy 4:7-8 King James

Rest in eternal peace, dear Thelma. Your legacy of love and faith will continue to shine brightly in our lives. We love you dearly.



13 thoughts on “Marchbanks, Thelma R.”

  1. I will miss going to White Castle and Steak shake with you for a great hamburger. Love you. Charles

    I love you so much and all the memories we created together. I love you so much. Love you, Jacob

    I will miss you. Rest in Peace Grandma! Love you, Ben

    • Thank you Garber Family! Love to you all. Your kind words regarding great grandma is comforting to my heart. She loved you all very very very much!


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