Marlane Wisdom departed her earthly home on March 8 at the age of 85 after a lengthy illness. Marlane grew up in Dekalb, Texas and graduated valedictorian in 1956 where she made life long friends, served as cheerleader for the Dekalb Bears and was voted Betty Crocker Homemaker of the Year. She spent most of her adult life in Texarkana, Texas and was married for 56 years to the love of her life, Wendell Wisdom. Marlane was a devout Christian who lived her faith every single day and was active in a small local prayer group for a number of years. She was an active member of Williams Memorial Methodist Church. Marlane also served as a volunteer for the Wadley Auxiliary. Marlane and Wendell raised 6 children: 3 sons and 3 daughters, Gary Wisdom of Arlington, TX; Cindy Ramage (Brent) of Hooks, TX, Karen Wisdom (Perry Kee) of Granbury, TX; Curt Langford (Sara) of Texarkana, TX; Sonja Oliver (Jay) of Texarkana, TX; David Wisdom (Becky) deceased. She was a devoted “Meema” to 10 Grandchildren: Jennifer and Jillian Wisdom; Matthew, Caleb and Micah Ramage; Daniel and Drew Langford; Katy Christensen; Paige and Amy Oliver. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren with one on the way. Marlane also leaves behind her beloved Maltese—Danny Boy. Marlane was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Buna Chasteen, one sister, Jane Hanna, and one son, David Wisdom. The family would like to give a special thanks to her caregivers: Trish, Theresa, Barbara and Samantha. Visitation will be Saturday March 11 from 1:00-2:00 at East Funeral Home-Moores Lane. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at 2:00 with graveside services to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

Published March 10, 2023