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Thyra Minerva (Scharff) DeMarco

July 6, 1933 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 87)


Thyra M. (Scharff) DeMarco, 87, of Russell, KS passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020, at Parkview Care Center in Osborne, KS.  On July 6, 1933, Thyra was born to William & Emma (Wobb) Scharff in Coroapolis, PA.

She graduated from Coroapolis High School in 1951 in Coroapolis, PA.  She later married Frank A. DeMarco in 1960 & to this union 3 children were born.  Thyra & her family moved to Russell, KS in 1968 where she lived, worked & raised her family.

Thyra retired in 2010 from Klema IGA where she worked for 38 years.

She was a Born Again Christian & attended the Bible Baptist Church in Russell for many years & embraced & loved the people there as her extended family.

Thyra (also known as the World's Greatest Steeler Fan by all who knew her) was much loved by family & friends.  She was a devoted mother & friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers & 5 sisters.

Thyra is survived by sons: Anthony (Dana) DeMarco of Wichita, KS; Michael of Russell, KS; daughter: Dorie (Steve) Waugh of Osborne, KS; 3 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren; sister: Emma (Bob) Bishop of Indiana.


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Memorial Service
November 2, 2020

10:00 AM
Clark-Gashaw Funeral Chapel
238 N. 1st St.
Osborne, KS 67473


Bible Baptist Church of Russell, KS c/o Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Inc.
238 N. 1st St., Osborne KS 67473

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