RiverWoods Senior Living Community resident Marion Rose celebrated her 102nd birthday on Monday, August 19th, surrounded by family and friends. Marion was born in Reading, PA and moved to Lewisburg, where she graduated from Lewisburg High School and is the oldest living alumni in the district.
Marion is a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewisburg, where she taught Sunday School and served as the financial secretary for more than 25 years. A birthday reception for Marion was held at the church on Sunday August 18th.
Marion was married to the late Harry Vernon Rose. They celebrated 49 years of marriage together before he died in 1994. She has four children: Larry Rose of Lewisburg, Mary Ann Calpin of East Stroudsburg, PA, Judy Mickanis of Lewisburg, and Rick Rose of Gainesville, FL, who is deceased. She has six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Before retiring, Marion was employed by Bucknell University, where she served as the first Human Resource Director for the university. Marion actively volunteered for many non-profit organizations and helped start the Union County Food Distribution. She also volunteered many countless hours for the Meals on Wheels program. One of Marion’s favorite pastimes was knitting and she enjoyed knitting “prayer shawls” for Christ Lutheran Church.
Marion likes bird watching, loves flowers and gardening, walking and is an avid reader. Marion also loves spending time with her family and friends.