McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe

204 South Main Street, Monroe, NC


Bertie Rowell Marze

July 3, 1940September 7, 2019

Bertie R. Marze, 79, of Indian Trail, formerly of Pageland, S.C. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 7, 2019. She was born in Union County on July 3, 1940 to the late Clyde and Bessie Rowell. Bertie loved music and often sang with her husband and in church. She was an active member of Almetta Baptist Church where she served on the cooking committee. In addition to cooking, she loved to read and was an avid gardener. Bertie is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Joe Marze; son, David Marze and daughter, Terry Griffin. She is survived by her sons, Randy Marze (Connie) and Doug Marze (Cindy); eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and siblings, Betty Jean Manus, Virginia Connell, Henry Rowell and Jerrie Pallet. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Monroe with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Lakeland Memorial Park. The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations may be given to Almetta Baptist Church, 313 Miller St., Jefferson, SC 29718. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Marze family.


  • Almetta Baptist Church


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, September 12, 2019


Bertie Rowell Marze

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Pat Sowell

September 12, 2019

Sending condolences to the family of Mrs. Marze. May you find comfort in knowing she is resting peacefully.
--Jody and Pat Sowell, Pageland, SC

John and Janet Pair

September 11, 2019

Mrs. Bertie and Preacher Joe were such special friends and loved by our family. We are so thankful that they are together with our Lord in Heaven. We will meet you there dear friend! Our prayers for the family.

John and Janet Pair
The Bartlett family

Misty Coughlin

September 10, 2019

Mawmaw I
Love you I’m gonna miss you and I hope you keep a eye on us from up there in heaven.... love u
Love misty

April Rachelle Staton Faura

September 9, 2019

Aunt Bertie. I’m thankful that you are resting peacefully in Heaven with so many that you love. We will see you again one day.

Douglas Marze

September 9, 2019

Mom you will be sorely missed,