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Mary E. "Marie" (Gross) Orndorf

January 12, 1926 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 91)

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Surrounded by her loving family, Mary E. “Marie” Orndorf of Aaronsburg, passed from this life at her home on Tuesday, October 17th.  She was 91.  Born January 12, 1926 in Laurelton, Marie was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Ream) Gross.  On November 28, 1942, she married Glenn Clayton Orndorf, who preceded her in death on January 10, 1995. 

Marie and Glenn owned and worked the family farm in Haines Township that has been in the Orndorf family for 227 years.  Marie worked alongside her husband to care for the land and her family.  She loved gardening, preserving the fruit of her labors, cooking, spending time with her children and grandchildren and visiting. 

Marie is survived by three daughters, Linda Lepley (Marlin) of Lewisburg, Cheryl Brown (Gary) of State College, and Karen Greenland (John) of Aaronsburg; one son, Glenn Allen Orndorf (Brenda) of Aaronsburg; four grandchildren, Sadie Spicer (Dustin) and Glenn “Junior” Orndorf, both of Madisonburg, and Elizabeth Hays and William Hays, and two great grandchildren, Victorya K. Spicer, Clayton Allen-Owen Spicer.  Also surviving are two sisters, Daisy Lukens of MD and Dorothy Long of Camp Hill, and one brother, Richard Gross (Virginia) of Hartleton.  In addition to her husband, Marie was preceded in death by one son, Paul Dean Orndorf and siblings, Thelma, Martha, William, Fred and Lucille.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, October 21st at the Steven R. Neff Funeral Home in Millheim, followed by the funeral service at 1 pm with Pastor Mike Covalt officiating.  Marie will be laid to rest in Woodward Cemetery.  Contribution in her memory may be given to the Woodward Cemetery Association, c/o Tom or Peg Huey, Po Box  134, Woodward, PA 16882.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com. 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Woodward Cemetery Association
c/o Tom or Peg Huey Po Box 134, Woodward PA 16882



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
October 21, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 21, 2017

1:00 PM
Steven R. Neff Funeral Home
120 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854-0437


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