Ocean City Today

Marian Quillen Thrasher

Sep 21, 2017
Marian Quillen Thrasher


Printed 09/22/2017


Ocean City

Marian Quillen Thrasher, age 88, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Emily Dodge Nichols.

She is survived by her husband, Ret. Col. Jodie T. Thrasher, and children, Marijane Quillen Boyd and her husband. Paul, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Nancy J. Britt and her husband, Greg, of Ocean City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John “Tip” Quillen, in 2010, and a brother, Milton Nichols.

There are four grandchildren, Lauren Hudson and her husband, Josh, Lindsay Stallings and her husband, Brian, Trevor Britt and his wife, Kaitlin, and Kelly Boyd Tracy and her husband, Sean; four great-grandchildren, Mason Stallings, Wesley Stallings, Adelynn Stallings and Easton Hudson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marian had a contagious love for life, and an extraordinary measure of love that was shared with family, friends and anyone she ever met. Her warmth and legacy of love will forever be carried on as her gift to her family.

Marian had been employed by the Bank of Ocean City for a time, and was an Avon representative. She had been retired for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, where she sang in the choir and played the organ and served in many other capacities. She was a choral member of the Pine Tones, the Worcester Chorale and a member of the Holy Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Berlin.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, Sept., 22, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City, 1301 Philadelphia Ave, Ocean City, Maryland 21842. Rev. Dan McKenty will officiate. Visitation of friends and family will be welcomed from 12-1 p.m. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

A donation in her memory may be sent to: Ocean City First Presbyterian Church or Coastal Hospice. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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