Marie C. Poley, 66

June 12, 2019

Marie Catherine Poley, 66, of Strasburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Ralph G. and Marie C. (McNelis) Woodland.

Marie is survived by her husband Alan G. Poley, of Strasburg. They were married on August 19, 1972.

She graduated from Souderton High School, Souderton, PA and also attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Minneapolis, MN and Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA.

Marie and Alan were longtime members of Highland Baptist Church of Parkesburg. She enjoyed the ladies bible study group and cherished the friends she made through her church involvement.

She was a photographer, enjoyed horseback riding and loved spending time with her family, they were her greatest joy. In her early years she was known by many to be an athlete and loved playing softball and basketball. She loved art, poetry, and was a published writer. Marie published a children’s story called Some Special Day in a Christian reading curriculum book.

In addition to her husband Alan, she is survived by three daughters, Cristi Getz, wife of Michael, of Leola, Camie Miller, of Strasburg, Coleen Frazier, wife of Daniel, of Lancaster, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a sister Carol Berkey, wife of David, of Pottstown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Karl Woodland.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11AM at Highland Baptist Church 1 E. Highland Rd. Parkesburg, PA 19365. A visitation will be held from 10AM-11AM at the church. After the memorial service there will be a light luncheon to follow. Interment will be held on Monday, June 24th at 11AM at Limerick Garden of Memories 44 Swamp Pike Limerick, PA 19468. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to Bachman Snyder Funeral Home, 7 S. Decatur St., Strasburg, PA 17579 717-687-7644

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December 23, 2019

Alan, I just learned of Marie’s passing. My deepest condolences. I’m imagining she and my parents had a great time catching up.

June 23, 2019

Alan, we just learned today of Marie’s passing. So saddened for your loss. We are praying for you and your family through your time of sorrow. Ginnie & David Stouffer

June 20, 2019

It was an honor to care for this extremely talented woman. She will always hold a special place in our hearts……Catherine Chilcoat from Caring Hospice Services

Catherine Chilcoat

June 18, 2019

The Poley Family, Please accept our condlences with the passing of Marie.  It is always very hard for the  family when a love one passes.   Just know that she is in a better place.    John & Judy Groff 

June 17, 2019

Coleen my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.. I did not know your mother but just knowing you she had to be as special as you are. I know that pain is in your heart but we know she is no longer in pain. I am here for you if you need anything just let me know.💜
Nancy E. Lawrence

June 17, 2019

My condolences to Alan and the family. Marie was very good to my boys when they were growing-up in grammer school
Jim VanLenten

June 17, 2019

Dear Coleen, I’m very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Prayers that your heart will be at peace and that happy memories will push away the heartache.

Carol Herr

June 16, 2019

Allen, so sorry to hear of Marie’s passing you and your family will be in my prayers??

Brenda Geesey

June 15, 2019

We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Alan and the entire family. We were very fortunate to know Marie, and had so many pleasant dinners and visits with her and Alan. The stars will shine brighter with Marie in heaven. 
Mike and Jan Frazier

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