Marion Irene Werner, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away at the age of 93 at home on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She is remembered for the full and generous life she lived and her legacy of love to those who were blessed to have known her.
Marion was born in Lebanon County on Dec. 26, 1929, one of nine children to the late John and Emma (Young) Nace.
In 1948, Marion graduated from Lebanon High School. In 1950, she married Melvin F. Werner, whom she affectionately called “Gooz,” recently celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 12. Marion was a devoted member of St. Mark’s UCC in Lebanon since 1950. In her earlier years, she attended the YMCA with her “Y ladies,” playing volleyball, cards, swimming, and going on day trips. She was a proud mother to her three children, whom she ran to and from school and sporting events as children and shared in their lives as adults. She lived most of her life on Hanover Street in Lebanon near Stoevers Dam, a Dam she walked almost every day with their Irish setter, Mandy, and made many memories walking with her grandchildren. Marion enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Family camping trips, daytime picnic outings, and vacations to Myrtle Beach were a staple in the Werner household, as she and Mel both loved the outdoors. Marion was quick-witted with a great sense of humor, always cracking jokes and making us laugh. She loved with such a big heart and inspired others to do the same.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, is her children, Michael Werner (Lori Jackson), of Safety Harbor, FL, Mark Werner (Melissa), of Lancaster, and Marie Brandt (Barry), of Lebanon; her grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Alison, Jared, and Madelyn; her great-grandchildren, Serena Swaim, Penelope Garcia-Cooper, and Myles Werner; and her sister, Jane Bissonette.
She was preceded in death by seven siblings.
Services will be held privately.
Marion was a breast cancer survivor, so in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, email@example.com