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Marcia Northup, 54, of Midland passed away at home surrounded by family on December 26, 2020. She was born on May 4, 1966 to Laurence and Doris (Schrock) Yoder.


Marcia worked for Chemical Bank for 13 years, the Vallen Distribution for 19 years, was a cofounder of Cheeky Cheesecake and worked at Serendipity Farm as a wedding coordinator. She enjoyed singing karaoke at Midland and Sanford American Legion. Friends and family were most important to her.


Marcia is survived by her daughter, Haley, parents, Larry and Doris Yoder, brother Lee (Robin) Yoder, niece and nephew, Cara and Ian, and many, many aunts, uncles, friends and her 4 cats.


Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family in her name.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Northup family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Denise Bergeron

    28 January 2021 6 months ago

    I just heard about Marsha’s passing. I remember bowling with her years ago. She was so much fun to be around. Prayers and condolences to all her family.

  2. Bruceking

    08 January 2021 7 months ago

    To all her family,
    Just know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Will never forget bowling with you two and all of you in Church with the beautiful singing and of course God be especially with Haley. Love, Bruce and Milea

  3. Bonnie Wells

    30 December 2020 7 months ago

    Marcia and Doris bowled on our bowling league. They were a fun team to bowl. I will never forget teasing her saying “Marcia Marcia Marcia” like the Brady Bunch. She was such a nice person. She will truely be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family. ❤

  4. Natalie Westphal

    30 December 2020 7 months ago

    I knew Marcia as the always friendly, kind, and helpful voice at the other end of the phone when purchasing safety supplies from Vallen. She was just that type of person that made me smile every time I spoke with her.
    Thoughts and prayers for you, her family and loved ones. May God grant you comfort in your sorrow –

  5. Ardy Wyse

    30 December 2020 7 months ago

    Bless you Doris and Larry. It would have been fun to know Marcia (same age as my Heidi). She is a beautiful lady and it sounds like a gifted gal as well. Peace and love to you and yours. Ardy

  6. cindy r snyder

    29 December 2020 7 months ago

    Marcia was a very nice lady, and she will be missed.
    Prayers for the family!

  7. Cathy & Bert Carpenter

    29 December 2020 7 months ago

    Marcia was a very very sweet person, with an excellent singing voice. And was a very sweet soul was always smiling and loving towards everyone. She will be missed by many and my heart goes out to Haley, Doris and Larry. Love her whole family, God bless you all. Have peace knowing that her and George are singing in heaven !

  8. Kathy Drake

    29 December 2020 7 months ago

    My heart is breaking, so I can’t imagine how Marcia’s family is feeling. Haley, Larry, and Doris, I hope you know how much Marcia meant to me. She was a wonderful and beautiful friend.

  9. Arland and Esther Schrock

    28 December 2020 7 months ago

    Arland and Esther Schrock send our deepest sympathy to Haley , Aunt Doris and Uncle Larry, and Lee. We are so sorry. Can’t imagine your grief at this time. Praying for comfort and strength for each of you!

  10. Kelly Tatay

    28 December 2020 7 months ago

    Marcia was the kind of friend that was always there to talk to. ❤ She knew how to lift people up when they were feeling down. We had some things in common, but one that sticks out is we both had daughters that we loved so much and would do anything for! Haley of course is older then my daughter, but I loved watching Marcia raise her into the beautiful young lady she’s become!❤ I was always envious of Marcia and her singing! She had a beautiful voice and was never scared to go up in front of others and sing. She always had a welcoming smile on her face and a personality to match! ❤ My heart is breaking trying to accept this!
    R.I.P Rah-Rah!! You will always have a place in my heart! ❤ Love, fruit loop❤
    Class of 1984

  11. Mary Fleming Schaeffer

    28 December 2020 7 months ago

    Marcia was an amazing Friend ♥️
    Her Timeless beauty and golden heart will be with us all forever . I’m a better person for having her in my life . Hugs and prayers to you Haley & you’re whole family .
    Love ,
    Mary (Fleming) Schaeffer Class of 84!

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