Marjorie Good Balsbaugh, 63, of Bethel, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, from complications following a recent cancer diagnosis. She was the wife of James E. Balsbaugh, with whom she would have celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary this Mar. 17th.

Born in Bethel Twp. on Jan. 4, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Sanford H. Good and Esther Good Youd, and was a 1975 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, is two daughters, Danielle Short, wife of Josh, of Bethel, PA, and Kaitlyn Hurst, wife of Roy, of Reinholds, PA, and four grandchildren, Emma Short, Elsie Short, Melanie Hurst, and Wyatt Hurst. Also surviving is three sisters, Mary Ann Hoover, wife of Dean, Dorcas Breckbill, wife of Rodney, and Rosene Martin, wife of Ivan, a brother-in-law, Galen Clemmer, husband of June, three step-siblings, Dorothy McDowell, wife of Josh, Steve Youd, husband of Debbie, and Sally Rudd, wife of Armin, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Nelson, a sister, Eunice, and her stepfather, James Youd.

Marge was a blessing to many and will be missed by all who knew her. She loved God and was a faithful follower of Jesus. From her faith flowed kindness, warmth, and cheer. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, and a wonderful grandmother. She was a caregiver at heart, especially evident in the loving, sacrificial care she gave her disabled husband the past 11 years. She was a compassionate companion to the elderly, including her mom in her single years. Marge had a cheerful, bright, and joyful countenance. She was like sunshine and had a twinkle in her eye. She was a strong woman, always diligent, devout, and determined. She could do just about anything. She was an amazing cook, often preparing extra for others. She loved gardening and lawn care, which was quite visible in her beautiful perennials and annuals. She was a crafter and decorator and did anything a handyman could do. Marge enjoyed spending time at the beach with family and friends. Her friendship was a positive and supportive gift to many, and she will be missed.

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at