Marla Mercer Cole joined Mercer Adams Funeral Service in February of 1998 with the purpose of developing a program to assist the families we have served after the funeral. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Nazarene College in 1980, and returned to school to earn a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Nazarene University in 2000. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and offers her services at no cost to families served by Mercer Adams. Upon her Dad’s retirement in 2006, Marla assumed the position of Vice President where she oversees Community and Public Relations, Marketing, and the AfterCare Program, which remains a significant priority.
Marla continues to have a passion for walking alongside families after a loss, recognizing that while no one can walk that path for another, no one should walk it alone. She brings compassion and empathy in addition to training and professional skills to her work which she clearly views as a ministry she is proud Mercer Adams offers to grieving families.
Marla is active in her church where she serves on the Stephen Ministry Leadership Team and enjoys participating in drama and narration. She and Tim, her husband of 29 years, moved from Boston to Oklahoma where they live in Northwest Oklahoma City with their two sons, Brian and Jonathan.
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