Marjorie Tharp


Marjorie Jean Burgett Tiemeier Tharp of Indianapolis, passed away on November 3, 2022 at the age of 95.

Her husband of 30 years, Francis (Frank) Tharp survives, along with daughter Vonda (Duane) Mercer and son, Don (Patt) Tiemeier. She also has 6 grandchildren: Chris Tiemeier, Angie (Jeremy) Geer, Michelle (Brandon) Courtney, Julie (Jairo) Ballesteros, Melissa (Dave) Tunis & David (Katie) Mercer. These grandchildren, along with 16 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren lovingly called her ‘Grandma T’. She was previously married to Marion J. (Lefty) Tiemeier, who also preceded her in death. Lefty is the father of Vonda & Don. Other surviving relatives include, sister, Nancy Hawthorne, brothers, Robert (Betty) Burgett & Stanley (Theresa) Burgett, sisters-in-law, Melba Burgett & Carol Tiemeier and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Cecil & Florence (Mitchell) Burgett, brothers, Jim (Pat) Burgett & Don Burgett.

Marjorie received her nursing degree from IU and practiced nursing for 17 years from 1972-1989. She spent most of her nursing career at St. Francis Family Practice, culminating as the head nurse before she retired.

She was an avid golfer and even had a hole in one in 1987. She was club champion at Eldorado Country Club (since called Royal Oak and now called Dye’s Walk) in 1972 & 1974. She was ‘Women’s Senior Champion’ at the same club in 1986.

She enjoyed dancing, including ball room and country line dancing. She played duplicate bridge and liked to crochet. Over the years she collected dolls and plates. She loved animals and spent time as a volunteer at the Indianapolis Zoo. She liked to travel and enjoyed several cruises, including an Alaskan cruise when she was 90 years old.

For the past 2 years Marjorie has resided at Homeview Health & Rehab where she enjoyed meeting new people and where she was well taken care of by an amazing staff. She was also lovingly cared for by Paradigm Hospice the past few weeks. She will be sadly missed by family & friends.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Singleton & St. Pierre Funeral Home, 7602 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227, from 4 pm to 8 pm. A funeral will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the funeral home at 10 am. A burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, 100 W. South St., Franklin, IN.

Because of her life-long love of animals, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Johnson County Humane Society: 3827 N. Graham Rd., Franklin, IN 46131. You are invited to read Marjorie’s obituary at where you may sign the guest book and leave a personal message for the family.