Marie M. Whitt

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Nov. 21, 2012

Where there is a Mother's Love, the world is a lovely place.

On Nov. 21, 2012, Marie M. Whitt peacefully began her journey to her heavenly father. She was surrounded by her family and friends.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, July 8, 1937, she was a daughter of the late Reamer and Alice (Pennypacker) Evans.

Marie was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre, and Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Trucksville, and was retired from Leslie Fay, Wilkes-Barre.

Marie was an entrepreneur and enjoyed her roles as Relief Society president, Sunday school teacher, visiting teacher and member of Penn State Gardening Club.

Marie was a loving mother and the foundation of her family. She was strong in her faith and proud to be called Mom, Nana, Auntie and Sister Whitt. She weaved the tapestry of our lives and created a Circle of Strength and Love. Every joy added more love, and with every gathering, the circle grew. Every crisis faced together made that circle stronger. Like the roots of a beautiful tree, her faith and spirituality kept us all firmly planted. We will miss her deeply, but will always have her in our hearts. She is finally home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Whitt, on July 2, 1996, and her son Donald Whitt, in Oct. 10, 2010.

Surviving are her children, Donna Bidgood, Wyoming; Sandra Whitt, Lancaster; Susan Strohl and husband Calvin, Luzerne; Roy Whitt and wife Theresa, Plymouth; Debra McCann and husband Joseph, Delaware; Pamela Whitt, Charleston, S.C.; Edward Whitt and wife Melissa, Pittston; Alison Kuna, Wyoming; Jennifer Policare and husband Robert, Hughestown; grandchildren, Heidi, Stephanie, Nicholas, Jessica, Daniel, Robert, Anthony, Abigail, James, Kayla, Catherine, Matt, Chris, Melissa, Mercedes, Michael; great-grandchildren, Mya, Hailey and Liam; sisters, Beatrice Connell, Wilkes-Barre; Bernice Foreit, Las Vegas, Nev.; Carol Krushinsky, Wilkes-Barre; Sharon Simpson, Berwick; brother, Reamer Evans, Wilkes-Barre; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services for Marie will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with her sister, Major Beatrice Connell, Salvation Army, Retired, officiating. Interment will be held in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Flowers are appreciated, as are donations in memory of her son Donald for the Donald Whitt Memorial Scholarship Fund, which may be made at Online condolences may be made at

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 24, 2012