Myers-Reed Chapel


Nancy Lou Marley

15 mayo , 193529 enero , 2021

Nancy Marley passed away Friday morning on January 29, 2021 at The Waters of Lebanon nursing home in Lebanon Indiana. She was 85 years old, having been born on May 15, 1935. Her passing was the result of her battle with Lewy Body Dementia. Doyle, her husband of 68 years, was with her. She was also survived by all four of her children (Steve, Tami, Eugene, and Bryce). Nancy was a loving wife and mother. She cared deeply for her family and the many friends she and Doyle made during the years they operated their Terra Cotta Limited store in Columbus Indiana.

Private entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the Marley family.



  • No Services, Private Entombment


Nancy Lou Marley


Kathy Holtsclaw

18 marzo , 2021

I'm so sorry to hear that Nancy has passed away. She was such a dear sweet lady. I have very fond memories of working for her & Doyle at Terra Cotta. I would do their displays and do floral arrangements in the basement. I still have a brass cherub that I got there. I loved the music they would play there all day long. They even drove all the way to Bloomington one time for my Christmas open house that I used to always have. What a dear sweet couple. My heartfelt condolences to Doyle and all the family.

Valerie Rader

7 febrero , 2021

I’m so sorry to hear that Nancy has passed away. I haven’t seen her in quite some time but I enjoyed caring for her and Doyle at Dr Herrbergs office.. What a dear kind woman she was. Doyle I’m so sorry for your loss....

Randy Brodfuehrer

4 febrero , 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Marley you are a great inspiration to me. Every time I came to serve communion, you were always dutifully sitting by Mrs. Marley’s side. Your patience and devotion Is an example to all of us of how true love is.
Thanks for sharing stories with me.
To Steve and the rest of the family, my thoughts and prayers to you all.

Karen Kern Grindstaff

3 febrero , 2021

Almost never at a loss for words, I find it difficult to vocalize my grief. Lost in memories thru the years of the wonderful, kind Aunt that I adored and was blessed to be related too. I will forever cherish the love she showed, the laughter we shared, and how she always made me feel special. Heartfelt condolences to my cousins & Uncle Doyle...

Robert Kern

3 febrero , 2021

Although expected, my soul groaned to learn of aunt Nancy's passing. She always treated me as one of her own and the bond between her and my father was unbreakable.

I have many great memories of her from our multiple visits during childhood, holidays and family reunions together, times at Terra Cotta, and so on.

One of my most recent favorites was going to Old Union Christian Church in Fayetteville, Indiana with Doyle and my wife Jackie in 2013 to visit the graves of Abraham and Susanna Kern, my 3x and her 2x great grandparents.

As was the case when my father passed away, a quote comes to mind: "With the death of every friend I have loved, a part of me has been buried. But their contributions to my strength and happiness remain to sustain me in an altered world." --Helen Keller

Gordon & Lucy Trueblood

3 febrero , 2021

Our deepest sympathy for Doyle & family.

Nancy Johnson

2 febrero , 2021

Nancy & Doyle were mine and Sandys' neighbors. They were such a loving pair who always had time to invite us in for a chat. The times that Doyle needed us to drive up with him and Nancy to his eye doctor was full of laughter and Doyles stories of years past. When they left our neighborhood we tried several times to visit them but as time went on it seemed that our once familiar faces were no longer recognizable. They will always be remembered in our hearts as the folks who made our neighborhood a brighter and good place to live.

My love to the family.

Laurel Weddle

2 febrero , 2021

I met Nancy when she and Doyle opened Terra Cotta. I loved that shop!! It was so unique. Nancy and Doyle were always so kind and caring to everyone. I’m so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. My prayers are for her family.
Laurel Weddle

Nancy Love

2 febrero , 2021

Doyle and family,
I have fond memories of the time I worked at your store with
you and Nancy .
Have missed you.
With sympathy,
Nancy Love

Barb Parker

2 febrero , 2021

I was sadden to read about Nancy’s passing in this morning’s Republic. It was such a delight to visit with her while shopping at Terra Cotta. The memory of her is forever in my home as I look at all the wonderful items we bought over the years. It took us forever to find good coffee beans locally after the shop closed.

Absolutely no surprise to read that Doyle was there by her side throughout her illness and in her passing. Their relationship will always be a loving example for the rest of us.

Rest In Peace, Nancy.