Marsha A. Towle

Nov. 17, 1955 – Dec. 2, 2020


Marsha Ann Towle was born Nov. 17, 1955, in York to Mervin and Donna Lee (Robinson) Ocken and passed away Dec. 2, 2020, in Lincoln, at the age of 65 years and 15 days.

Marsha grew up in the York and Waco areas where she attended Emmanuel Lutheran School in York and graduated from Centennial High School with the Class of 1974. She was very active in agricultural activities growing up and she loved showing her lambs at different competitions. While working on her nursing degree at York General Hospital, she met Tom Towle and they were united in marriage on June 2, 1978, at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco. To this union, three boys were born, Trevor, T.J. and Kyle. Marsha attended and graduated from Midland College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Her first job as a Registered Nurse was at Lincoln General Hospital. She later received her master’s degree in management from Doane College.

Marsha enjoyed sewing and was a wonderful seamstress. She loved attending Husker football games and held season tickets for 30 years. She enjoyed helping the boys with their 4-H projects. Marsha worked at Bryan Medical Center for nearly 30 years. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church for many years and enjoyed her mission trips to Mexico she attended for five years.

Marsha was preceded in death by her father, Mervin; son, Trevor; parents-in-law, Phil and Gayle Towle; and sister-in-law, Betsy Winquest.

Survivors cherishing her memory include her husband, Tom Towle, Garland; children, T.J. and wife Faith Towle, Seward, and Kyle and Raissa Towle, Seward; daughters-in-law, Kristi Medjo-Towle, Arvada, Colorado, and Christine Towle, Seward; seven grandchildren, Lilly Towle, Conner Towle, Hunter Towle, Griffin Towle, Scarlett Towle, Beckett Towle and Emerson Towle; mother, Donna (Bob) Ocken; brother, Mike (Mignon) Ocken, York; sisters, Kathy (Doug) Wyatt, Lincoln, and Amy (Mickey) Burruss, Clarks; brother-in-law, Ron Winquest; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

A funeral service was Dec. 7 at Peace Lutheran Church in Waco with interment at the Greenwood Cemetery in York. Condolences may be left for the family at


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