Amanda Catherine Marley, Ed.D,  31, of Washington, Ind. found peace and healing in the presence of God on Tuesday, July  27, 2010

Born Feb. 24, 1979 in Springfield, Ill., she was the beloved daughter of Bernard and Linda Marley. 

Dr. Amanda was an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Oakland City University

She held memberships in Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Council for Exceptional Children, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Phi Delta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Sigma scholastic honorary, Alpha Psi Omega dramatic fraternity and Blessed Sacrament Catholic church.

Amanda was a devoted teacher, both in her career and her life.  She had a loving and generous nature, donating time to consulting with parents of children with special needs.  Her great loves in this life were family, friends, Jamie, teaching, traveling, playing Mozart on her flute and her two dogs, Montana and Rascal.   She accomplished much in her short but meaningful time here.  She lived life with the knowledge that every day is a precious gift. May eternal shine upon her.

She is survived by her parents of Oakland City; her brother, Shawn of Jacksonville, Fla.; brother, Tony; sister-in-law, Amy; nieces, Macie and Emma, of Huntingburg; and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is also survived by her special love, James V. Carroll. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A Mass of Christian burial took place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2010 at  St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Decatur, Ill. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery.  

Memorial masses are appreciated by the family or donations may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Oakland City.

Lamb-Basham Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.