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7.12.19 Issue

Marcia Morris Blacker passed away on June 20 at age 83 in Lexington, Kentucky. Services were held July 27 in Lexington, Kentucky and officiated by Rabbi David Wirtschafter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Sara Morris and her sister Bernice Crounse of Omaha.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Blacker and Jay Hancock of Springfield, VA and Mimi Blacker and Scott Hicks of Long Island City, NY, and son and daughter-in-law, David and Carolyn Blacker of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren: Alex Parker, Abigail Blacker, Josh Blacker;
and many nephews and nieces.

Marcia went to the University of Nebraska Omaha and received a bachelor’s degree. She earned a Master in English from the University of Kentucky. After college she taught English at Omaha Central High School, and in later years Marcia taught Shakespeare at the University of Kentucky.

She was a top staff aid to Governor John Y. Brown of Kentucky, and Senior Editor of the American Board of Family Practice Physicians. Marcia was also active in Lexington Studio Players where she acted and directed several plays, was on the Board of Directors and a member of Ohavay Zion Synagogue in Lexington and was active in Hadassah.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s research and the organization of your choice.