Marian P. Brennan

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Marian P. Brennan, 101, formerly of Barry Township, passed away Thursday at Providence Place, Pottsville.

Born Dec. 26, 1915, in Barry Township, she was a daughter of the late Robert C. and Clara E. Hoch Ludwig.

She was a 1933 graduate of the former Hegins Township High School and Kutztown University.

Marian was an elementary teacher for Tri-Valley School District, teaching at various Barry Township elementary schools during her 40-year career.

She was a member of Christ's United Lutheran Church, Ashland, and St. John's "Kimmel's" Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and served on the church council.

She was also a member of the former Weishample Grange, Tri-Valley Senior Citizens, and Schuylkill County Retired Teachers Association. As a youth, she was very active in the 4-H and served as the state delegate to the National 4-H Camp in Washington, D.C., in 1935.

Marian was an avid quilter and enjoyed baking and traveling with friends and relatives. She was also known for playing a mean hand of pinochle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome D. Brennan, in 1981; four sisters, Mildred Kimmel, Grace Ludwig, Esther Warcola and Margaret Ludwig.

She is survived by a son, Daniel J. Brennan and his wife, Christine, Hamburg; two grandsons, Kristopher D. Brennan, Hamburg, and Michael J. Brennan and his wife, Sheena, Maidencreek Township, Berks County; a great-grandson, Liam M. Brennan; a sister, Leona Zerby, Frederick, Md.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ's United Lutheran Church, Ashland, with the Rev. Brian Beissel officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be made in St. John's "Kimmel's" Cemetery, Ashland. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland, PA 17921. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 4, 2017