Marion Stortz, RN, 73, of Bowmanstown and formerly Lake Nuangola, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 28, 2015, at Blue Mountain Health Care, Palmerton Hospital, after a brief illness.
Born on Nov. 30, 1941, in Nanticoke she was the daughter of the late Dr. Isaac and Leah Pettibone Humphrey.
Marion graduated from Wyoming Seminary, Class of 1959, and continued her education at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1962. She married Alfred Stortz Jr. on June 22, 1963.
She practiced nursing at Wilkes-Barre General until 1967 when she became a full-time mother and homemaker.
In 1972 they made her family’s summer home at Lake Nuangola their permanent residence where Marion will be remembered as an “Adoptive Aunt” to the neighborhood children.
Marion loved Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where she and Alfred were active members as well as the Nuangola Lake Association for many years. More recently she was a regular attendee at Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Bowmanstown, as well as its Bible school. She also was involved with helping with the costumes for the Drama Club at MMI Preparatory School, Freeland, where her granddaughter is a student.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, who passed away suddenly on June 26, 2011, shortly after their 48th anniversary.
She will be missed by her daughter, Susan Moyer and husband, Robert B., and granddaughter, Sarah, with whom she resided in Bowmanstown for the past 2½ years. She is also survived by a brother, Dr. Leigh Humphrey and wife, Patricia, Ocala, Fla.
Funeral services were held at Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke, with Pastor Timothy G. Hall of Nebo Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township.
If desired, contributions in Mrs. Stortz’s memory may be made to Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, PA 18634.