LEXINGTON, Ky. - Elva Gabbard Marcum, 87, of Lexington, Ky passed away Monday, August 26, 2013. She was born July 8, 1926, in Owsley County, KY.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Robert H. Marcum; her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Judy Marcum of Lexington, her daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Tom Hardigree of Lexington and her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Mac Ice of Sequim, Washington. Five grandchildren, Tom Hardigree, Susan Edwards, Bryan Marcum, Wesley Marcum, Laura Lally; seven great grandchildren, Clay and Olivia Hardigree, Jace and Alexa Edwards, Logan and Peyton Lally and Ethan Marcum.
Mrs. Marcum was a graduate of Eastern KY University and taught Home Economics in the Hazard city schools and Earth Science in Lexington. She was a devoted member of Park United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thurs at Milward-Southland. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Fri at Park United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be directed to Park United Methodist Church, 645 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502.
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