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February 8, 2013

Marie Fagg

Marie Fagg, 95, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She had been employed with St. Anthony’s Hospital, Wadleys, and Union Hospital having retired in 1972 after many years of service. She was born on Sept. 17, 1917, in Libertyville, Ind., to Orndolf and Fern Funkhouser. She was the oldest in a family of 11 children, six boys and five girls. Marie’s early years were spent on a farm in the general area where she was born. She attended Fayette Township Schools in Vigo County. Her goal was to be a school teacher. In the ninth grade at the age of 14 years, she withdrew to go to work to help support her family.

On Jan. 26, 1936, she married Richard R. Fagg. They were blessed with five children; one girl and four boys. On Oct. 19, 1982, Richard, her husband of 46 years, preceded her in death and they are now reunited in heaven.

Survivors include her daughter, Almary Freeman of West Terre Haute; four sons and daughters-in-law, Wilford and Rosalie Fagg of West Terre Haute, Richard and Mauvie Fagg of Westville, Gary and Elee Fagg of West Terre Haute, and Jim and Kathy Fagg of Shelburn; two sisters, Ruth Fagg of Newton, Iowa, and Joy Slavens of Coatesville; three brothers, Harlan Funkhouser of Elizabethtown, Ky., Clyde Funkhouser of Terre Haute, and Clint Funkhouser of Jacksonville, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Fred Freeman; two granddaughters; three brothers; and two sisters.

Marie is a long-time member of West Terre Haute Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services for Marie will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today and prior to services Saturday. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Terre Haute Assembly of God Church with envelopes available in the funeral home.

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