Marion E. Stroud

Marion E. Stroud, 91, of Sweet Valley passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her friends and family as she usually was throughout her life.

Mrs. Stroud was born April 14, 1921 in Dallas, and was the daughter of the late Charles and Mabel Hadsall Elston.

She graduated from the former Lehman High School in 1940 and had been employed as a florist by Hillside Farms in Trucksville for many years.

Mrs. Stroud was a faithful member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ and was a past Worthy Matron of the Shick-Shawnee Order of the Eastern Star.

Her husband, Richard N. Stroud died in 2001. She was also preceded in death by sisters Jean Evans, Phyllis Jones and Ruth Howell.

Marion was a loving mother to her children, Carol Holbert of Allentown; Dick Stroud and his wife, Betty, of Sweet Valley; Don Stroud and his wife, Fay, of Sweet Valley; Kathleen Anderson of Dallas; Allan Stroud and his wife, Connie, of Dallas and Janet Tuzinski of Harrisburg. She was also a beloved grandmother to 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

Marion's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., Routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Joel Stauffer, Senior Minister of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, and Willy Tryon, Associate Minister of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, officiating.

Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Pikes Creek.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to the Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, Sweet Valley, PA 18656 or the Sweet Valley Ambulance Association, PO Box 207, Sweet Valley, PA 18656-0207.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 18, 2013