Marietta Effner

November 19, 1955 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 64)



            Marietta Effner entered the Kingdom of Heaven on July 28, 2020, at the age of 64. She was born at home on November 19, 1955, in Port Jervis, New York.

            Marietta spent a large portion of her life in Port Jervis, attending the high school, and joining the Ladie’s Auxiliary Rescue Squad in 1982.

            Mrs. Effner held different job titles throughout her life, including a sales rep at Fort Gordon Army Base in Augusta, Georgia, and a dedicated volunteer for M.M.F. in Cookeville, Tennessee before retirement in 2011.

            Marietta was a devote Christian woman, and didn’t know a stranger. Her most proud role in her life was that of a mother.

            She is preceded in death by her mother, Rose Platt; husband, James Effner; and grandson, Micheal Hunter.

            She is celebrated by her oldest son, Donald Piatt and his children, D.J., Corey, Hannah, Danielle; Her only daughter, Heather Hunter of Smithville, Tennessee and her children, Olivia and Jimmy Santilli, Macie and Jamar Royster, Albert and Nicholas Hunter; Her youngest son, James and his wife Aliesha and their kids, Jaxon, Emily, Mylie, Haylie; Marietta was also a great-grandmother to 5.


The family will have a memorial service on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM at Thurman Funeral Home.

Funeral service will begin at 3:00PM on August 1, 2020 at Thurman Funeral Home.

Please consider that Covid-19 is still among us and the family would greatly appreciate the use of face masks and social distancing. 

Thurman Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

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