Marcia Ruth Eberly was the daughter of Carl Switzer and Mary Grace Rader. The Switzers were early settlers in the Shawnee Mission community. She attended Park University where she met and married Charles D. Eberly. They were married for 65 years.
Elected as an Elder in the Shawnee Presbyterian Church, she was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees. She was president of the Board for several years. She was a longtime active member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
For many years she was a volunteer at Overland Park Regional Medical Center where she worked over 5,000 hours. She served on the Board of Volunteers and also received the President’s Call to Service Award.
She also taught painting for numerous years and worked with the students in the Learning Center at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She was a member of Friends of Art, the Shawnee Mission Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, and the First Families of Ohio.
Her interests included music, art, traveling, reading, and knitting.
She loved her family deeply, and to her, love was the most important thing in life.
Marcia was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and her son-in-law, Scott. She is survived by her son, Chris and his wife, Patty; her daughter, Ann; and grandchildren Karen, Susan, Mitchell, and Nathan.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 8th, at the Aberdeen Village Chapel, 17500 W. 119th St., Olathe, KS 66061. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Aberdeen Village, The Samaritan Fund, 17500 W. 119th St., Olathe, KS 66061.
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