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Marion V. (Fester) Dehart

April 28, 1927 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 94)


Marion V. Dehart, age 94, of Zelienople, formerly of Mars, passed away on Sunday afternoon, March 27, 2022 in the comfort of her son’s home in Zelienople, with her family at her side.

Born in Bolivar, PA on April 28, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Homer R. and Clara Forsythe Fester, Sr.

When she was younger, she had been an usher at the Mars Movie Theater.

Marion had worked as a laborer at James Austin Company in Mars, then worked at Howard Johnson’s in Allison Park and also for an awning company in Mars. Most recently, she was a demonstrator at Costco in Cranberry Twp.

Surviving are four daughters, Shirley Nolan (Tim) of Mars, Joyce Merten (Paul) of Saxonburg, Diane Feil (Jim) of Curtisville and Mary Belle “Becky” Gall of Harmony, two sons, Stanley Dehart, Jr. (Cathy) of Clairton and Mark Dehart (Janice) of Zelienople, with whom she lived., 18 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Also survived by a sister, Dixie Lawther (Harry) of Mars and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley R. Dehart, who she married on August 31, 1942 and who died on May 28, 2002, by her sisters, Mildred Lazenby, Alice Huffman, Helen Teddar and Annie Bucci and her brothers, Harold “Peaches” Fester, William Fester, Robert “Sonny” Fester and Homer Fester.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Rev. Jeff Lawther, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 116 Browns Hill Rd. Suite 100, Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.

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