Marilyn Kay Thrasher
Marilyn Kay Thrasher was born on December 11, 1941 in Lubbock, Texas, to Dr. James Sidney and Pearl Stacy Stanley. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Matador, Texas where she lived until 1958.
Kay married John Franklyn Thrasher and started a family while attending college at West Texas State in Canyon, Texas. In 1966, they moved to Mt Vernon, Texas where Kay helped run the family ranch and taught school. After earning her Masters in Library Science, she led the establishment of the Franklin County Library. A lifelong educator, she taught math and science and later joined a major textbook publishing company as the national math and science representative. After retirement, she served as a substitute teacher at New Diana where she was able to teach her grandchildren. Her last wish was to donate her body to research to further the education of the next generation of medical professionals.
Preceding in death were her parents, Dr. James Sidney and Pearl Stacy Stanley and sister Ruth Marie Harrison. Surviving are daughter Paula Hjorth, of Diana, son Jim Thrasher and wife Missi, of Sherman, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests donations in her memory to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 1300 Judson Rd., Longview, Texas 75601 or the Franklin County Library (to Friends of the Franklin County Library, PO Box 1614, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457).