Marcella A.“Marci” Braker age 77, died on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at University Hospital, Madison. She was born on August 15, 1936 in New Richmond to Clinton and Hattie (Weber) Clark.

Marci was married to Herbert R. Braker on June 11, 1955 at the Church of the Nazarene in Columbus where she served on the church board and was a very active member. She gave piano lessons, worked for the canning company seasonal, the Larson House and as a senior home caregiver. She and her husband also fostered some 13 children through the years. Marci loved her family and her church. She served on the district council for missions for the Church of the Nazarene. Marci was the children’s activities and class leader, craft coordinator, Christmas program director, and church pianist.

Survivors include four sons, Terry (Christine) of Bakersfield CA, Dale (June) of Pittsfield ME, Philip (Judy) of Las Cruzes NM, Mark (Donna) of Spencer IN; four daughters, Deborah (Douglas) Jones of Spencer IN, Pam Braker of Beaver Dam, Tami (Douglas) Gramer of Bothell WA, Sara Braker of Fall River; 19 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Clark of Minneapolis, MN; one brother, Jerry Clark of The Woodlands, TX; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herb in 2010; one brother, John Clark.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at COLUMBUS COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, Columbus. Pastor Floyd Laabs will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday at the Church of the Nazarene and from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Suite 100, Lenexa, KS 66220.