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Thrush, Marcella Mary, 59, of 627 21st Street East, Bradenton, died Wednesday (April 24th, 1974) at Manatee Memorial Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 21, 1974, on the DeSoto Memorial Bridge. Born in Moline, Il to Leo & Johanna Miller, she came to Bradenton seven years ago from Peoria, IL. Mrs. Thrush was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Moose Lodge Palmetto Auxiliary. Mrs. Thrush is survived by a son Patrick R. of Bradenton, her father Leo Miller of Peoria, IL, and a brother, Robert Miller of East Peoria, IL. She is preceded in death by her husband LeRoy, and mother Johanna Schell-Miller. Visitation will be 7 to 9 PM today at Griffith-Cline Bradenton Chapel. Services will be 10 AM Saturday with Rev. Robert Leib, of St Joseph’s Catholic Church officiating. Mrs. Thrush will be transferred to Peoria, IL for memorial services by Cumerford-Endsley Funeral Home, and buried next to her husband LeRoy at Smithville Cemetery.
From Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, FL) 27 Apr 1974
NOTES: Mrs. Thrush was interred in a powder blue pantsuit with a white ruffled blouse, in a silver casket.