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St John's UCC
Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Memorial Service

St John's UCC
Wednesday January 23rd, 2019

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Marlene Rettew

Marlene J. Rettew, 83, of Slatington, passed away Friday, January 18, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.   She was the wife of the late Charles W. Rettew, Sr., who died in 2001.   Born on September 23, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ruby (Nottle) Bishop.   Marlene was employed by Paris Neckware, JC Penny and the former Keystone Lamp factory, Slatington.   An active member of St. John’s UCC, Slatington, she participated in choir, women’s quilting group and bible study.   Marlene was a founding member of the Brownie Troop 75 of Slatington, and a former member of the Slatington Woman’s Bowling league for many years.
She is survived by daughters: Diane and husband William Fister, Debra and husband Michael Peters, all of Slatington; son: Donald “Bup” Wassum and wife Tami of Allentown; grandchildren: Kevin, Zandra, Ryan, Sean, Kirsten, & Emily; great-grandchildren: Kalei, Jaxon, Anna, & Willow.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at St. John’s UCC. 15 S. Second St, Slatington.   Calling hour 6:00-7:00P.M. at the church.   Arrangements are under the care of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her name to the church, General Fund.

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To the family of Marlene.  Marlene was one of my mom Joyce's friends when she was younger.  Over the years I would hear her mention Marlene's name in passing, I'm not sure, but possibly they went to school together.  But my mom got sick and passed away in September of 2011.  She left me strict instructions on who to contact with the news, and I remember reaching out to Marlene to let her know.  I've thought of her over the years, as I did several of my mom's friends, and was saddened to hear of her passing.  May you be comforted with her memories and may God bless and bring you peace.

Teresa Kloiber Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

She will be greatly missed. I loved her humor. My condolences to her family.

Donna Gasser Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

To the family of Marlene. She was a special person she was my brownie leader and I bowled with her for many years.  She loved her children with all of your heart.  I had a lot of fond memories of you mom.  I found picture of up at your dad's cabin that my dad took.  Treasure the memories and she will always be with you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon Rowlands Hartman

Sharon Rowlands Hartman Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to everyone. We miss her dearly.

ZoeAnne Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family!Marlene was my brownie leader ,bowling captain and steady loyal customer at my shop; One special lady and became wonderful friend! Fly high with the angels Marlene!! God Bless

Nancy(Edwards) DeFrain Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM