2013-05-09 / Obituaries

Marian Park, 85


Marian Park, 85, Mc- Connellsburg, and formerly of Burnt Cabins, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, with her family by her side at Fulton County Medical Center’s Long-Term-Care, where she had resided for th past 3-1/2 years.

She was born on June 23, 1927, in Fort Littleton, Pa., the daughter of the late Preston I. Wilson and Reuel E. (Gelvin) Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis H. Park, and her son, Pfc. Richard L. Park, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in 1971 in Vietnam. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Wilson of Johnstown.

Early in life she attended Fort Little Elementary School and Hustontown High School. She worked at the Howard Johnson’s restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and in Pangborn, Pa., as a waitress. She then became a homemaker, raising three children and worked several years at the Sagner sewing factory in McConnellsburg.

She was a charter member of Burnt Cabins Bible Church and formerly a member of Burnt Cabins United Methodist Church.

She was also a member of the American Gold Star Mothers Inc. She loved cooking, baking, gardening, sewing, camping and spending time with family.

She is survived by her two loving daughters: Karen (wife of Dave) Smith, Needmore, and Sharon (wife of Allen) Coffman f Chambersburg; three loving grandchildren: Brian A. Coffman and Erica A. Coffman, both of Chambersburg, and Sherri Park Hall of King George, Va.; and four loving greatgrandchildren: Emily Hall, Sara Hall, Lindsey Hall and Anna Hall, all of King George, Va. She is also survived by a brother, Samuel R. (husband of Rena) Wilson of York, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, McConnellsburg. Pastor Dick Bernherd officiated. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Mc- Connellsburg.

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