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Marian (Lisman) Wardell

June 18, 1929 ~ June 9, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Marian Frances Lisman Wardell passed away on June 9, 2023. She was 93 years of age.

Born to Claude and Bessie Burroughs Lisman on June 18, 1929. Marian grew up in New Lebanon, Indiana. She attended Franklin College where she joined Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and later continued her education at Indiana State University where she earned a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Education.

In 1951, Marian married Robert Wardell and they made their home in Sullivan, IN. They had four children. She began her teaching career in the 60’s and over the years taught at Dugger, Fairbanks, Hymera, Coalmont and Shakamak. Marian was a long-time member of the Sullivan United Methodist Church where she was involved with the Methodist women’s group, taught Bible study, sang in the choir, and helped with the kids drama group. Marian was a member of Sullivan County Retired Teacher’s, a former volunteer at Sullivan Community Hospital and a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Alyce Ladd , Kathleen Raymond, Wanda Irene Lisman and a sister that died near birth; brothers Claude Lisman, Jr. &; John Lisman; husband Robert Wardell and great grandson Trevor Holladay. She is survived by her sons Mike Wardell and David Wardell (Shelly); daughters Cheryl Holladay (Damon) and Lisa Stepro; grandchildren, Chirstopher Wardell, Rachel (Wardell) Canerday, Carie ( Holladay) Fisher, Aaron Holladay, Bryan Holladay, Travis Stepro, Sarah (Stepro) Jacob, Jennifer (Stepro) Inman, Bryce Wardell, Regan (Wardell) Salander, Karah Wardell; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nieces Annette Engle, Alyce Nolen, Claudia Swisher, and Jamie Hales; nephews Richard Raymond, Philip Raymond, Jim Ladd and John Ladd; and many great nieces and nephews.

A heartfelt thank you to Sarah Miller, Kirstie Wright and Amanda Padgett for the lovingcare and compassion they lavished upon Mom over the past few years.

Services will be Wednesday June 14, 2023 at Sullivan First United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.with calling hours from 10:00 a.m. until service. Pastor Lance Newton will be officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday June 13, 2023  from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Holmes Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Center Ridge Cemetery. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Sullivan First United Methodist church children’s programs. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Holmes Memorial Chapel (Holmes Memorial Chapel)

Funeral Service
Wednesday
June 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Sullivan First United Methodist Church

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