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Marion (Dunstan) Karsten

Marion Dunstan Karsten, 94, of Kingston, went to meet her Saviour on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Born in Kingston, Oct. 11, 1918, Marion was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Mary Barney Dunstan.

She was a lifelong resident of Kingston, residing most of her life on Ridge Avenue. At age 7, Marion became acquainted with Charles Correll of "Amos 'n' Andy"; she was always proud to say "he laid brick for my father."

Marion was a graduate of Kingston High School, class of 1936, and Bucknell University receiving a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics.

Following graduation, she taught at Wyoming Seminary, Crestwood High School, Wyoming Area Senior High School and in the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. She ended her teaching career to care for her ailing mother.

Marion authored many published works including poetry and a book titled "Peter Cottontail Survived the Flood." She was a member of the staff at WNAK Radio until its closing, working as an editorialist. Her editorials were published by The Times Leader and enjoyed by the public on a daily basis. Marion was also in charge of a radio segment called "Hymn Time."

She loved to paint with oils, ride her bicycle and read. Marion was a member of the University Women's Club and the Episcopal Church and its organizations.

Although Marion had no immediate survivors she will surely be remembered by the many lives she touched throughout her lifetime.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at 11 a.m. in Ss. Clement & Peter Episcopal Church, 165 Hanover St., Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. William Marshall and the Rev. John Leo will officiate. Interment will be made in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort.

Published in Times Leader on Apr. 28, 2013
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