Age 84, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Marcia was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on November 19, 1936, the son of the late Turner R. and Elsie L. (Flagg) Howard. She was a graduate of State High School, class of 1955. Three months after graduation, Marcia started her career at the Upjohn Company and retired in 1992 after 37 years of employment. Following her retirement, she worked part-time at Kohl's on South Westnedge and at Schram's Greenhouse. Marcia is survived by her sisters, Linda Leonard, Beverly Pike and Ruth (Arthur) Randall; sister in-law, Karen Howard; nieces and nephews, Pamela (Vern) Waterman, Cynthia Howard, Wayne (Danielle) Howard, Timothy (Penny) Howard, Jeffrey Leonard, Tamara Boonstra, Steve (Rinda) Pike, Joel (Lynda) Pike, Christopher (Theresa) Pike, Eric (Thip) Vito, Keith Randall, Sheila (Chuck) Iverson, Kimberly (Clair) Carr, Michael Howard, Laura (Don) Scarbrough and Shelly Eaton; numerous beloved great and great-great nieces and nephews and three special children she took under her wing, Fred and Earl Julian and Crystal Julian Grimes. Marcia was preceded in death by her brothers, Quentin (Lois) and Theodore Howard; brothers in-law, John Pike and Clarence Vito; niece, Sheryl (Ronald) Stiger and great-nephew, Bradley Midgett. A memorial service will take place in the chapel at Calvary Bible Church on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Dan Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be at Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church or Park Village Pines. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.