LOWVILLE – Marilyn E. Stoltzfus, 90, formerly of Trinity Avenue Extension, died Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013 at Lewis County General Hospital.
The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Lowville Baptist Church, with Rev. Anthony Bradseth, Pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Croghan. Calling hours are from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the Lowville Baptist Church, prior to the funeral service. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Central New York Chapter, 441 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Cleo Jantzi of Cherry Hill, NJ; a daughter-in-law, Hattie Stoltzfus of Epping, NH; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale A. and Laurie Stoltzfus of Lowville; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyliss and Richard Kennell of LaFargeville; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Stoltzfus is predeceased by her husband, Harold J. Stoltzfus; a son, David H. Stoltzfus, who died in October 2004; a brother, Sherrill Osborne; and a sister, Belva Snyder.
Marilyn was born on August 26, 1922 at home in Beaver Falls, a daughter of the late Arthur and Maetta Farney Osborne. On January 1, 1942, she married Harold J. Stoltzfus at the home of the brides parents, with Rev. Wendell Carter, Pastor of Beaver Falls Methodist Church officiating. Mr. Stoltzfus died July 5, 1998. Mrs. Stoltzfus was a homemaker. Together with her husband, the couple travelled to the Dominican Republic to volunteer, building churches and schools.
Mrs. Stoltzfus was a member of Lowville Baptist Church, and was very active in all church activities. She volunteered at the Head to Toe thrift store, and at the food pantry. Mrs. Stoltzfus enjoyed making and decorating cakes for the church, and for close friends and family. She enjoyed knitting, and travelling with her husband in earlier years.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com .