Margie Lee Provau, 85, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, with her loving family by her side.
She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Dade City, Fla., to Francis Archie and Madge (nee Mickler) Tucker.
When she was 2 years old, the family moved to DeSoto County, Fla. Margie used to say that one thing she would never do was marry an ole Nocatee boy. On Aug. 16, 1946, she did just that, by marrying the love of her life, Elbert Provau. The following year they started their family. Over the years, she held various part-time jobs, including administrative work at Arcadia General Hospital, and retail work for Madge’s Dress Shop and Schlossberg’s Dress Shop, but she took most pride in being a homemaker. Not only was she a loving wife and nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Margie also was the matriarch of the family, the backbone, the rock, the glue that kept the family together and well-grounded. She was a very instrumental part of her grandchildren’s lives. Margie was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a kindred spirit, and will be loved and missed by many.
Margie is survived by her son, Mike (Pat) Provau of Arcadia; daughter, Doris Kathryn Phillips, of Sebring, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa (Charles) Myers, Lew Provau and George R. Morris; great-grandchildren, Cullen Drymon, Dylan Brown, Elbert Lynn Conner, William George Conner and George William Morris; and great-great-grandchild, Lexi Conner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Elbert Provau; her infant daughter, Sheila Marie Provau; son, Archie Irving Provau; granddaughter, Dee A. Conner; brother, Francis Archie “F.A.” Tucker; and her parents.
A celebration of life gathering will begin at 1 p.m. today, Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia. The Memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Wayne Cooper officiating. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.
Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.