Marian Donley Krumich

Marian KrumichMarian Donley Krumich, age 90, died Friday, April 29th at Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville, Pa.

She was born in her grandmother’s home in Oil City on Feb. 2, 1926, to Charles and Laura Westinghouse Donley. She graduated from Oil City High School in 1943 and trained at the Oil City Hospital School of Nursing from 1944-1947. She worked as a registered nurse prior to starting her family.

On July 3,1948, Marian married Walter Krumich in Good Hope Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dr. Edward Kuhlman officiating. The couple lived in Zanesville, Ohio, Pittsburgh Pa, Youngstown, Ohio and Gibsonia, PA as they raised their family. In 1983, they built their retirement home in Seneca.

Marian was active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women at the local and synodical levels. With them, she was able to travel and dialogue with Native American women in Oregon and women in Slovakia and Russia. She was an avid flute player and participated in many musical groups over the years, including church choirs, Little Music Society, and Venango Chorus. She and Walt loved to travel and visited friends and family in Switzerland, Alaska, Japan, Hawaii and California to name a few places.

Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; her brother, John Donley; her infant son, Michael; and her son in law, John Orris.

Her survivors include her sister, Charlotte Donley of Neville Island, Pittsburgh; her daughter, Beth Orris of Seneca; her three sons, John and Amy of Paris Va; Mark and Charlene of the Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida; and Eric and Aimee of Fredericksburg, Va. Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Marianne (Christoph) Kasch, Lisa Cass; Julie (Jacob) Kosker; Kathe (Jim) Barlow, Matthew, Willem, Phoebe and Kaelen Krumich. Great-grandchildren include; Isabella Cass, Annaliese Kasch, Hazel and Heidi Kosker and Ian and Owen Barlow. She is also survived by two sisters in law: Pat Donley of Oregon and Elizabeth Loffel of Switzerland.

A Memorial Service will be held at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 800 Moran Street, Oil City on Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James Seeley officiating. There will be visitation available in the narthex of the church at 10:00 a.m. Cremains will be interred at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.

The Morrison Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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