Marian Rose (Snyder) Howe

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Marian Rose Howe Marian Rose (Snyder) Howe, 85, of Chambersburg, passed away on September 3, 2014 at Providence Place. Born on December 5, 1928, in Wood, she was the daughter of the late Robert V.S. Snyder and Thelma G. (McGaughey) Snyder. After graduating Robertsdale High School in 1946, she moved to Uniontown and began working for a local bank. After living briefly in Middletown, PA, she and her family settled in Chambersburg in 1967. She was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star. Marian worked at the Chambersburg Hospital Laboratory until her retirement in 1987. Marian had many interests especially those activities that included watching and supporting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. She was a passionate family historian and also enjoyed the pleasures of gardening, canning and sharing the bounty of the garden. Along with being an avid reader, Marian enjoyed her stitching, which has enriched the family's walls with her talent and treasure. Most importantly Marian was most devoted to her family and especially her late husband of 62 years, Eugene Howe whom she married May 20, 1950 in Uniontown, PA. Marian is survived by three children, Ann L. Underkoffler and husband, Scott, of Chambersburg, Rosemary L. Radocha and husband, Jerry, of Whitehall, and Jerry E. Howe and wife, Jeannine, of Chambersburg; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Howe of Chambersburg; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister-in-laws, Doris Snyder and Ada Ruth Yingling (and husband the late N.D. Yingling) of Clearfield, a brother-in-law, Thomas Black of Saxton and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Aside from her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jay R. Howe, sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Black, JoAnn McCormick and a brother Robert Snyder. A Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA with Rev. Donald C. Nolder officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lincoln Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central PA Chapter, 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 104, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or to First United Methodist Church, 225 South Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories page at
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Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
333 Falling Spring Road Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-6416
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Published in Public Opinion on Sept. 4, 2014