Marian E. Axline, 90

June 05, 2011
  • Marian Elizabeth Axline
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DEC. 16, 1920-JUNE 4, 2011

Marian Elizabeth Axline, 90, formerly of Smithsburg, Md., died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Broadmore Senior Living in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Dec. 16, 1920, in Middletown, Md., she was the daughter of the late William C. and Bettie B. Beachley Marker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore K. Axline, on Dec. 16, 1996.

She was a lab technician at Western Maryland Hospital.

She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and was Sunday school superintendent of the children’s department.

She was past president of the PTA at Chewsville Elementary School. She was a volunteer with March of Dimes,  United Way of Washington County and the Chewsville Lions Club.   
She is survived by one daughter, Susan McAllister and husband, Michael, of Smithsburg; one son, Theodore K. Axline II and wife, Maria G., of Hagerstown, Md.; one brother, Charles Austin Marker of Middletown; two grandchildren, Jeremy McAllister and wife, Katie, and Elizabeth Novara and husband, Vincent; and four great-grandchildren, James, Timothy and Megan McAllister, and Jakob Novara.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Howard C. Marker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. William Warehime will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742; or Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 37, Chewsville, MD 21721.

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