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Marion E. Shetzley

Obituary for Marion E. Shetzley

June 27, 2017
Doylestown, Pennsylvania


Marion E. Shetzley passed away peacefully at Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 with family by her side. A few weeks shy of 91, she was born in Philadelphia on July 16, 1926, the daughter of Hope and Hope Morrison Conkle. She was preceded in death by her sister Grace and her beloved husband of 63 years, Carl.

After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, she met Carl in October, 1945 on a trolley car while commuting to her job at the University of Pennsylvania. They were married on June 14, 1947. After Carl finished medical school and internship, they moved to Buckingham to raise their family and lived there for over fifty years. Marion was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother extraordinaire. Along with Carl, she enjoyed travelling, tennis with good friends and Saturday night games of bridge. She loved gardening and sharing her flowers. Her true treasures were her family and friends and everyone who knew her has their own recollections of her wit and laughter when sharing a funny story. She loved making people smile.

Marion was an active member of the Village Improvement Association, Doylestown Nature Club and the Doylestown United Methodist Church. For over 25 years she was a volunteer at the Doylestown Hospital Gift Shop.

Marion is survived by children Lynne (Rob) Kendig, James, Janet (Danny) Costanza and Beth Cruser. She will be missed by cherished grandchildren Megan (Aaron) Alpert, Daniel and Kyle Costanza, William and Anna Cruser and great-grandchildren Tommy and Hudson Alpert; also survived by several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Interment was private and a memorial service will be planned at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doylestown Health Foundation.

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