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Thursa M. Markley Bercaw
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1920
Branch County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 29, 2010
Branch County
Michigan, USA

Coldwater, Mich.
Thursa M. Bercaw, 89, of Bronson, died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Community Health Center of Branch County.
Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at North Gilead Cemetery in Bronson. Arrangements are being cared for by Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson
Thursa was born Nov. 3, 1920 in Bronson to Charles and Ruby (Weage) Markley. She married Harry J. Bercaw in 1939 in Ohio. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1989.
Thursa graduated from Bronson High School and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She and her husband, Harry, moved to South Carolina in 1968, where they spent 13 years until his retirement and relocated to Stuart, Fla. She came back to the Branch County area a few years ago to be closer to her family. Mrs. Bercaw had bowled on a league for many years and also enjoyed square dancing with Harry. She enjoyed the outdoors fishing and going for walks and she also loved to swim.
Thursa is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Linda and Bruce Cranson of Bronson, her sister-in-law Velma Markley of Bronson, her brothers-in-law Jess Bercaw of Burr Oak and Harley Bercaw of Sturgis, her grandchildren Amy (Tad) Bystry of Allegan, Kim (Becky) Cranson of Montgomery and Todd (Andrea) Cranson of Bronson and eight great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Branch County Humane Society. Please visit to share a thought in the 
Family links: 
  Charles Oliver Markley (1880 - 1953)
  Ruby Roseline Weage Markley (1887 - 1981)
  Harry J. Bercaw (1918 - 1989)*
  Glema Markley Porter (1906 - 1997)*
  Arland Markley (1908 - 1992)*
  Zertha May Markley Crites (1913 - 2007)*
  Raymond J Markley (1915 - 1989)*
  Thursa M. Markley Bercaw (1920 - 2010)
  Vesta Yvonne Markley Bercaw (1929 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
North Gilead Cemetery
Branch County
Michigan, USA
Created by: tina badder
Record added: Jun 02, 2010
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Thursa M. <i>Markley</i> Bercaw
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1st Cousin, 2x removed, rest in peace.
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