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Quitona Marcelle Tharp

December 5, 1939 — December 24, 2022

Fishers

Quitona Marcelle Tharp

Quitona Marcelle Tharp, 83, of Fishers, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  She was born on December 5, 1939 to Johnnie Belle Reece in Itawamba County, Mississippi. She was the younger sister of her beloved brother, Ira Burdine. She married Bob Tharp in 1958 and together they had their daughter, Michelle.

Marcelle had a decades long career in childcare, babysitting from her home, and serving as the Director for the YMCA before and after school program at New Britton Elementary. She was a tremendously talented cook and devoted caregiver. Marcelle was capable of anything and grateful for everything. Her creative and generous spirit gave her a knack for turning the mundane into magical moments, which she always made sure to write down in her journal. Animals also held a special place in her heart, her favorite gift to receive was a donation to the Humane Society in her honor. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved dearly and was dearly loved. 

She is survived by her brother, Ira; daughter, Michelle; son-in-law, Roger; granddaughters, Noelle and Isabelle; and great-grandchildren, Violet, Vinny, and Freddy. Included in this circle of love are Susie Ford and Annie Kelly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tharp.

Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan Street in Noblesville.  Visitation will be from 11:00 am to the time of service at the funeral home.  Private family burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society for Hamilton County, 10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038, www.hamiltonhumane.com.

Condolences:  www.randallroberts.com

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