S. Marlene (Woods) Elpers, 73, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009 at St. Mary's Medical Center after a brief battle with leukemia.

Marlene was a graduate of
Mt. Olympus High School in 1953. She worked at Gibson County Bank for seven years in bookkeeping. She later moved to Evansville in 1970 and began her career with Old National Bank, retiring in 1994 as the branch manager at Eastland Mall Old National Bank. After retirement, Marlene worked at The Olde Salt Box where she enjoyed arranging flowers for weddings.

She was a member of
Old North United Methodist Church. Marlene was also a member of the Eastside Kiwanis and the YMCA downtown where she was involved with the Silver Sneakers Club.

She loved watching all sports with St. Louis Cardinals being her favorite team. Her family was the center of her life and her life revolved around children and grandchildren, attending all of their school and sports activities.

Survivors include her husband, Jean Elpers of Evansville; daughters, Teresa Lyn Barron and her husband Rick of Princeton; their children, Courtney Barron Kingsbury (Chad), Taylor Barron, Pamela Sue Williams and her husband Mark of Patoka, and their children, Jessica and Adam Williams; stepsons, Michael Elpers and his wife Stacey and their children, Ryan Elpers and his wife, Emilee and their son Kostin, and Jason Elpers; Jeff Elpers and his wife Caroline and their children, Audrey and Austin; Eric Elpers and his wife, Dianne and their children, Hayley and Logan all of Evansville; brothers, Tom Woods and his wife Mazo of Indianapolis, Jack Woods and his wife Rose of Mendota, Ill., Bill and his wife Anita of Omaha, Neb.; sister, Virginia Malone of Princeton; special niece, Joella Moore and her husband, Loren of Evansville; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Leona (Harmon) Woods; and sisters, Mae Scott, Maxine Dennis and Polly Sturm.

Funeral services will be at
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 at Old North United Methodist Church, 4201 Stringtown Rd., Evansville, with Pastor Mike Monahan and Rev. Stephen Lintzenich officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.


Visitation was from 2-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2009 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave. and from 10 a.m. until service time at Old North United Methodist Church Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009.