Marlene (Sebby) Thruston ’58, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, died June 13, 2021. She was 84. Marlene majored in nursing at Illinois Wesleyan and was employed at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora, Illinois, and Morristown General Hospital in Morristown, Tennessee. She also worked for several private physicians. Marlene and her husband, whom she met in line at Arnaud’s restaurant in New Orleans in 1963, lived in Tennessee, South Carolina and Puerto Rico at various times. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she volunteered in various capacities and served as a teacher for Mother’s Day Out. She also volunteered at her daughters’ schools and extracurricular activities. Later, she volunteered with Mobile Meals Ministry, and as a direct patient care volunteer for Spartanburg Regional Hospice. She enjoyed playing bridge, baking, sewing, reading, traveling and cheering on the Clemson Tigers football team. Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who treasured time spent with family. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, five grandchildren and a brother.
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