Coal Township – Marlene J. Kaseman, 83, of 119 North Locust Street, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation, Coal Township.
Born in Danville on March 23, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Ethel G. (Thompson) Donlan. She was a lifelong resident of the Shamokin/Coal Township area.
Marlene graduated from Coal Township High School in 1954. She was employed as a seamstress for many sewing factories in Shamokin. Marlene was extremely active in the ILGWU, also staring in the 1974 ILGWU commercial. She was delegated to the five-county labor council, financial secretary for Local 185 and president for the Helping Hands Fund.
On March 7, 1960, in Maryland, she married the love of her life Norman C. Kaseman, who preceded her in death, October, 2000.
She was an active member of St. Johns United Methodist Church. Marlene taught Sunday school for the beginners, played piano, was in church choir, including Choraliers, and sang solos. Marlene had a beautiful voice.
She was active in her community, working the voter poll booths. Marlene enjoyed the beach and was frequently found going to Atlantic City, Wildwood and Rehoboth Beach. She treasured lighthouses and butterflies. Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, as they enjoyed holidays and special times together.
Marlene is survived by three daughters, Charlotte R. Renner of Coal Township, Brenda Lee Labosky and her husband Joseph of Shamokin and Dorothy G. Gressley and her husband Bruce of Boyertown; five granddaughters, Casey E. Renner, Crystal Fitzgerald, Cortlyn Nace, Shannon Brown and Jerri Koch and her husband Terry; three great granddaughters, Briella Nace, Olivia Fitzgerald and Veronica Koch; a brother, Thomas Donlan, Sr. and his wife Margaret and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Marlene J. Kaseman, 83, of 119 North Locust Street, Coal Township – Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at 11:00 am in the Farrow – C. J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service with the Reverend Karyn Fisher, officiating. Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Cemetery, Sunbury. Viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:00 am until the time of service in the Farrow – C. J. Lucas Funeral and Cremation Service, 240 West Chestnut Street, Shamokin, Lori Ann Campbell, Supervisor. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1218 West Arch Street, Coal Township, PA 17866. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.farrowfh.com
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