Obituaries (Alphabetical) Please contact us at email@example.com or P.O. Box 181, Marysville PA 17053 to submit obituaries for genealogical use. Oldest entry is from 1880.
Brookhart, William Marysville (The Evening News, Harrisburg PA, August 17, 1964) - William Newton Brookhart, 66, of 104 Valley St., died yesterday in Harrisburg Hospital. He was a retired engineman for the Pennsylvania Railroad, having worked on the Middle Division. He was a member of Millerstown Methodist Church; Moose Lodge of Marysville; and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Brookhart; a son, William K. Brookhart, Marysville; a stepson, William J. Palmer, Highspire; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Ervin L. Hoover and Mrs. Bernard Shalonis, both of Marysville; a half-brother, Harry Thomas, Millerstown R.D.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 212 Maple Ave. The Rev. T.V. Miller, pastor of East Newport Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Campbell, Ronald L. Marysville (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, June 11, 2020) - Ronald Lee Campbell, 57, of Marysville died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at home. He was born January 24, 1963, in Harrisburg to Rita C. (James) Campbell of Marysville and the late Robert E. Campbell. He worked in the roofing business. He was the widower of Sally Campbell. In addition to his mother, surviving are two daughters, Mary Whitcomb and Felicia Campbell; a son, Robert G. Campbell; six granchildren; a sister, Virginia Phillips of Delaware; and a brother, David E. Campbell, his wife, Judy, of Duncannon.
Fenn, Margaretta D. (Verbeke) Founder of Marysville Marysville (The Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg PA, December 7, 1880) - The announcement of the death of Mrs. Margaretta D. (Verbeke) Fenn, wife of Theophilus Fenn, yesterday, was received with many expressions of regret by those who had long known her personally, and by the public who were conversant with her record as a charitable, public-spirited woman, ready at all times, with hand, pen and purse, to take part in any cause for the good of the community. Deceased was a native of Harrisburg, born here February 12, 1825, the only daughter of Dr. James C. Verbeke. She was a graduate of Cedar Hill Seminary at Mount Joy. Her marriage with Theophilus Fenn took place in 1844, at the time when he was one of the most prominent journalists in the state, and when he was the controlling editor of the Harrisburg Telegraph, in the duties of which his accomplished wife aided him largely. She was a ready writer and a woman of sound judgment and strong self-will in the pursuit of any purpose. Deeply imbued in the injustice of African slavery, she was one of the few noble women who early took part in the Northern effort to obliterate that shame and fearful wrong from American politics and social organization, and lived to rejoice when it was destroyed. Nor did she merely denounce the wrong; her effort never ceased to aid those who had been wronged by slavery to elevate themselves by securing the knowledge to fit them for the battle of life. She was in all things an eminently benevolent woman. Though for years residing in Marysville, the death of Mrs. Fenn still leaves a void here in Harrisburg which will be hard to fill, as she continued to take a deep interest in all that concerned the welfare of her native city, in promoting its charities.
Heisley, Charles W. II Marysville (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, June 4, 2020) - Charles Wesley "Whitey" Heisley II, 90, of Marysville died Sunday, May 24, 2020, at home. He was born January 11, 1930, in Marysville to LeRoy F. and Irene (Wileman) Heisley. He was a retired HVAC technician for the former West Shore Oil Company, Marysville; a Navy veteran of the Korean War; and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Marysville, where he was active with the "job squad" and other activities, and Camp Pine-Mar View. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn (Grove) Heisley; a daughter, Jackie, wife of Steven Fischer of Marysville; two sons, Daniel of Marysville, and Wesley and his wife Kathy of Enola; four grandchildren, Brooke, wife of Jason Wheeler, Garrett Lewis, Charles Wesley Heisley III and Benjamin Heisley; three great-grandchildren, Brady Wheeler, Brynne Wheeler and Brice Wheeler; two sisters, Phyllis Vonada and Joyce, wife of Dave Hall; and a brother, Robert. A service and burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
Phillips, D. Kennedy Marysville (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, October 3, 2019) - D. Kennedy "D.K." Phillips, 82, of Marysville died Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. He was born November 10, 1936, in Holbrook, Pa. to William Bentley and Nellie S. (Smith) Phillips. He was a retired driver's license processor for PennDOT, Harrisburg, and an employee of Shalonis Funeral Home; an Air Force veteran; past Grand Chancellor and current Grand Treasurer of Knights of Pythias for Pennsylvania, and held many other offices at the state level, member and secretary for Buehler Lodge 269 K of P, Marysville, for many years; member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Marysville; VFW Post 882, Marysville; and American Legion Post 340, Duncannon; and an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. Surviving are a daughter, Mary E., wife of Jay Miskovish, of Donegal, Pa.; three sons, Dwight K. of Nemacolin, Pa., William T., his wife , Debbie, of Carmichaels, Pa., and Robert L., his companion, Tammy Sowden, of Carmichaels; two stepdaughters, Donna Kennedy Douglas of Marysville and Patsy Kisner of Duncannon; a stepson, Andrew L. Dorman of Marysville; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-granchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack V. Smith, John S. Phillips and James T. Phillips. A service was held in his church with Pastor Laura Kincaid officiating. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
Rebert, Sally I. Rye Township (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, November 21, 2019) - Sally Irene Rebert, 76, of Rye Township, died Thursday, November 7, 2019. She was born January 6, 1943, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the youngest of five children of the late Lawrence and Irene (Klepper) Mayers. She graduated from St. Francis University in Ft. Wayne, Ind., taught religious education to special needs children in Ft. Wayne. After marriage, she lived in California, New York, Florida and Ohio before settling in Rye Township in 1979, where she became a longtime member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 121 William Street, Marysville, and was church bookkeeper for the church and St. Bernadette Church, Duncannon, and parish CCD director for many years. She also dedicated her time to the school board of Trinity High School, Shiremanstown, and as an active member and treasurer for Rye Township Community Association. She loved gardening, watching birds at her feeders, being surrounded by nature. She was passionate about her faith, her family and being a good steward of the environment. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Harold Eugene Rebert; six children, Peter (wife Joan), Paul, Joanna (husband Stephen Greene), Rachel, Jeanette (husband John Black) and Brenda; five grandchildren, Anna, Noah, Katie, Veronica and Miranda; and a sister, Janie (husband Jerry Schoenle) of Wolcottville, Ind. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Thomas Mayers, and a sister, Sue Zirkle. A service was held November 14 in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Enola, with Father Richard Mowery officiating. Burial was in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
Reed, Bryan E. Marysville (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, June 4, 2020) - Bryan Earl Reed, 71, of Marysville died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at home. He was born September 14, 1948, in Harrisburg to the late Norman I. and Joyce M. (Kline) Reed. He was an Army veteran, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam as a military police officer. He worked at Capital Products Corp., Mechanicsburg, and once sold antiques and collectibles at the Old Sled Works antique mall, Duncannon. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, supporter of other pro-freedom organizations, was pro-life and gave to various charities helping children. Surviving are a sister, Melanie J., wife of Ron Pyles, a brother, Loren W. Reed, an aunt, Wanda Pines, all of Marysville; and an uncle, Charles A. Hoffman Sr. of Duncannon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin C. Reed. A graveside service was held May 30 in Perry Heights Cemetery, Marysville.
Zimmers, Robert J. Marysville (The Perry County Times, Perry County PA, August 22. 2019) - Robert J. Zimmers, 95, of Marysville, died Friday, August 9, 2019, at home. He was born November 13, 1923, n Altoona to Jacob C. and Pearl A. (Grimminger) Zimmers. An Army veteran of World War II, he honorably served in the 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Division, and was part of the landing forces during the Battle of Anzio. He was employed by Specialty Bakery for 35 years, retiring in 1985; a talented craftsman with wood, and also enjoyed working in his vegetable garden. He possessed a wonderful sense of humor, thriving on and maintaining it through his final days. Throughout his life, music provided him tremendous comfort and joy, and he delighted in sharing his love of music with his children and grandchildren. A man of simple needs, who possessed common sense, he focused his attention to providing for the care of his family, which was at the center of his life. He was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church, 2880 Valley Road, Marysville. Surviving ware his wife of 73 years, Ruth M. (Van Wagenen) Zimmers; a daughter, Marcia A. (Rick) Albright; a son, Michael V. (Anna) Zimmers; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Diane Zimmers. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert C. Zimmers, on June 29, 2007; and a brother, Clyde E. Zimmers. A service was held August 15 in his church with the Rev. David Keyworth officiating. Internment, with military honors, was in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.