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BENNINGTON -- Marion A. Stratton, 88, a resident of Crossover Road in Bennington, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation following a brief illness.

She was born in Bennington on Dec. 7, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Harley and Belle (Rowe) Bowles. Marion received her education in Bennington. She married Russell P. Stratton on Sept. 28, 1940, in Bennington. Mr. Stratton died in 1992.

In earlier years Marion had been employed at the EZ Mill, National Carbon (Union Carbide Corp.), Polygraphic in North Bennington and Bennington College. She later worked doing housekeeping until she retired at the age of 81.

Marion was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bennington. She enjoyed going to tag sales, knitting and her greatest enjoyment was attending sporting events that her great grandchildren participated in.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Phyllis and David Armstrong of Bennington; two grandchildren, Tim Armstrong and his wife, Teri, of Bennington, and Ted Armstrong and his wife, Mary, of Bennington; four great-grandchildren Kelsey, Corey, Katelyn and Haley Armstrong all of Bennington; a sister Elizabeth “Libby” Tinney of North Bennington; a sister-in-law Hazel Mattison of Bennington and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, April 2, 2007, at 10 a.m. at White Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Deborah Estey, pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

At the request of Mrs. Stratton there will be no calling hours.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Marion A. Stratton may be made to either the First United Methodist Church or the White Chapel Society through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2007
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