TUSCOLA, TX: Barbara Marlene McInturff, 77, passed away at her house on February 24, 2021. A graveside service will be held in Lebanon, Tennessee in the Wilson County Memorial Cemetery, a visitation will be held before the service from 1 to 3 pm on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel. A visitation for Marlene in Texas will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Fry~Smith Funeral Home from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services are directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola, Tx, and Partlow Funeral Chapel Lebanon, Tn.
Marlene was born to Charles and Mary (Nim) Rowlen in Harlingen, Tx on February 3, 1944. She attended school in Harlingen at graduated from Harlingen High School. She met her future husband, Jim McInturff, while he was stationed with the Airforce in Harlingen.
Marlene followed Jim's Airforce career to Tennessee where she went to work as a school cafeteria lunch lady. Because of her love for kids in the lunch lines, she returned to school at Middle Tennessee State University for a degree in education. She taught commercial cooking for vocational training while living in Tennessee. Upon Jim's retirement from the Airforce, in 1996, they moved to Lake Placid, Fl. Marlene went to work as a history teacher at Sebring Middle School. She moved to Tuscola, Tx in 2019 to be closer to her daughter.
Marlene was competitive, she loved to bowl, play cards and volunteer in her community. She was active in the Methodist Church and enjoyed worshiping with her friends and family. Marlene's favorite past time was shopping and when not shopping it was reading. Her most cherished time was always spending time with her family and friends and her two cats that she dearly loved.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim (2006), daughter, Debbie England (2013), two sisters, Charlene and Mary, and her parents.
Marlene is survived by her daughter, Linda Keisling and husband Tom of Tuscola, Tx; sister, Nancy Stewart; son-in-law Mark England, grandchildren, Stephanie England, Josh England, Shane Keisling, Jesse Keisling; and eight great-grandchildren.
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