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Blanche K. Marks Crispen

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Blanche K. Marks Crispen

Lebanon, PA - Blanche K. Marks Crispen, 94, of Lebanon, PA, formerly of Ocean Grove, NJ passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Traditions of Hershey, Palmyra, PA. She was the wife of the late Howard R. Marks of Bradley Beach, NJ and the late C. Ray Crispen, Cape Elizabeth, ME. Blanche was born in Newark, NJ on September 7, 1922, daughter of the late Franklin Wilbur Kern and the late Bessie Schriek Kern. Blanche was a graduate of North Plainfield, NJ High School, Class of 1939, and of Newark State Teachers College, Class of 1943, (now Kean University) with a BS in Elementary Education and MS in Reading Specialization. She taught in several NJ school districts, including Watchung, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Westfield, Green Brook and retired from the Neptune NJ School District to live in Naples, Florida in 1982. While living in Ocean Grove, NJ she was an active member of the Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir. Blanche loved the Jersey Shore, playing bridge, walking, swimming. knitting, reading, lighthouses, and visiting her many friends. Blanche met her first husband, Howard, on the Newark Ave beach in Bradley Beach, NJ in 1945. She is survived by children, Jill, wife of Leland Hix of Eau Claire, WI, Noel, husband of Deloris Marks of Lebanon, PA; 4 grandchildren, Erin M. Wolfe, of Lutherville, MD, Cory Marks of Atlanta, GA, JoAnna Haugen of Kiev, Ukraine, Rebecca Stinson of Minneapolis, MN and a great-grandchild, Erika Wolfe. She is also survived by her sister Janet Jamison of Lakewood, NJ, and niece Cyndi Hill, Middletown, MD, and nephews Todd Jamison, South Riding, VA, and Lee Jamison, Howell, NJ. Interment is in Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, NJ.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 14, 2018
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