Mrs. Marie Isabell Soden, age 92, of Tyrone, formerly of Dushore, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Epworth Manor in Tyrone.
Marie was born Feb. 19, 1920 in Scranton, a daughter of the late Ralph & Agnes Sullivan Smith. She graduated from the Thompson High school a member of the class of 1938. She married Rexford G. Soden of Starrucca, on Jan. 27, 1940. She and Rex moved to Sullivan County in 1962. Marie worked for many years at the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co of Mildred. She later moved to Tyrone to be with her daughter Lorraine. Marie was a loving spouse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Marie was a member of St. Basil's Church, Dushore, and St. Matthew's Church, in Tyrone.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph Soden of Dushore, Stephen Soden of Jefferson, Ga. and Justin (Kathleen) Soden of Clarksville, Tenn.; two daughters, Rosemary (Carmen) Cosentino of Susquehanna and Lorraine D. (Mark I) Zabitz of Tyrone; a brother, Walter Smith of Wethersfield, Conn.; a sister, Dorothy Bowers of Dushore; a sister-in-law, Wallie Smith of Longmont, Colo.; ten grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Gerald James Soden on Jan. 31, 1969 and Vincent Eugene Soden on Sept. 22, 2008 and a grandson, Michael Cosentino in August 1997; two brothers, Father Jude Smith O.F.M and Clarence Smith.
A Transferal service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil's Church, Dushore with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.
There will be recitation of the Rosary at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family will provide the flowers and ask that memorial contributions be sent to the
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