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Marcia M. Utley, 78

October 03, 2017

Marcia M. Utley, 78, of Lancaster, entered into eternal peace unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital with her family by her side. Marcia was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Charles P., Sr. and Anna (Campbell) Graver.

She graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1957 an attended the Lancaster School of Business. She was employed over her life at The Kiddie Shoppe and Sears as a window dresser. She retired in 2008 from Lancaster General Hospital after 36 years of loyal employment, and made many friends along the way.

A very devout Catholic, Marcia was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. She was married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church where both of her children were baptized. Marcia enjoyed spending time with her family, was an avid reader, she enjoyed sitting on her porch, gardening, her beloved cats Freckles and Zelda and loved traveling with friends. She had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren.

After retirement, she volunteered at St. Anne’s Catholic Church for the Brown Bag Lunch program, the Lancaster Library book sales and could always be found working the polls in her district on election days. Over her life, Marcia was a caregiver to many, including her own husband who died of cancer in 1965. She cared for her parents, her mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Marcia was predeceased by her husband, M. Thomas Utley, in 1965, leaving her at a young age a widow and a single mother of two devoted daughters, Sherry A. Wolfe, companion of Sidney Firestone of Cornwall and Donna L., wife of Charles T. Shea, III of Wrightsville. Marcia leaves her loving memories and caring heart to be cherished by her loving sister, Shirley A. Graver, Maytown; adoring grandchildren: Michael T. Wolfe, Lancaster, Shaun T. Shea, husband of Julie, Columbia, Douglas E. Wolfe, Philadelphia, Linda C. Wolfe, Philadelphia and Shannon M. Shea, Lancaster; great-grandson Brady T. Shea and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Marcia was also predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth Schmitt, Charles P. Graver, Jr., Dolores Cain, Donald Graver and Bernard Q. Graver.

A Funeral Mass will take place 11 AM Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 929 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA 17602, with Rev. Quyet Pham as Celebrant. Viewings will be held 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA 17602 and 10-11 AM Monday at the church. Private interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Hwy East, Lancaster, PA 17602 or to PAWS, PO Box 855, Camp Hill, PA 17001 or to Helping Hands for Animals, 1350 New Danville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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October 09, 2017

Sherry, Donna, and Doug – MY thoughts and prayers are with all of you – I will miss her in church – will be praying for her.  Miss Kaylor

October 08, 2017

Sherry and Donna our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your mother was a special lady in our neighborhood. She would stop and talk with all the neighbors on her way to work and on her way home. Rest In Peace Marcia. Lynne,Cathi and Craig

October 08, 2017

Donna, Sherry and Family, 
I am sorry for your loss. Words can’t express the empty feeling after a mother’s passing and I know you loved her so! I pray that you will find peace in the joyful memories filled with laughter and love. Your mom will forever hold a special place in my heart and I cherish the memories of my childhood and time spent in her loving home. May God give you comfort and give her rest in His eternal home. With sympathy and love, The Snyders, Rose, Terry and Samantha 

October 08, 2017

Hello Sherry and family; know that I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s, grandmother’s passing.. My very sincerest condolences to all of you. I didn’t know Marcia but through Sherry and she must have been a wonderful woman.
Linda Hoffecker (Helping Hands for Animals)

October 08, 2017

Our sympathies to Donna, Sherri and extended family members.  We remember Marci as a loving, caring, proud, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  Our prayers are with you, Pat and Ken Brought

October 06, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the family.  Marcia was such a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.  I worked with her at LGH for several years and she was always made me smile or laugh.
Debbi Dunn
 

October 06, 2017

Marcie and I were friends all thru our lives.  From grade school, high school and we use to take our kids to Brookside pool.  I have many good memories, and I will miss her very much. 
Love Barbara Rebman Kopczewski

October 06, 2017

To The Family of Marcia:  My Condolence on your Mother, GrandMother, Great GrandMother,etc. moving on to a better place joing her Husband.  I had the pleasure of working with her at LGH for many years.  We will all miss her but we do have good memories.  May God Bless all of you. Jean M Shank

October 06, 2017

Our condolences to your family in this sad time.  Cherish the memories.  Love, Liz & Steve

October 06, 2017

What a wonderful strong woman.  Marcia had the strenth to go on when her husband Tom dies and raise her family alone.  She lived life to the fullest and always with a smile.  A life well lived, she will be greatly missed.  We are so thankful to have such great memories of her.
Pat and Brad Dehoff

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Sunday, October 08, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Monday, October 09, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Lancaster, PA
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