V. Marlene Forney, 81, EHS grad, worked at Farmers First Bank, enjoyed the beach, was Colts fan

By on March 14, 2018

V. Marlene Forney, 81, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Marlene was born on May 16, 1936 and was married to J. Lowell Forney for 63 years on Sept. 19.

She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1954, and was in accounting for many years at the former Farmers First Bank and Susquehanna Bancshares. She enjoyed going to the beach, reading, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and generally staying busy around the house. Being with and hosting her family brought her the greatest joy. She was also an avid Penn State and Indianapolis Colts football fan. She was a member of Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz.

Born in Ephrata, Marlene was the daughter of the late Raymond V. and Lizzie (Landis) Rudy.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Linda, married to Barry Christ of Ephrata; Jane, married to Nelson Stoner of Lititz; Christine Reilly of Lititz; and one son: Randall, husband of Kathy Jo (Kurtz) Forney of Lititz. Marlene had 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Laretta Shiffer and Dorothy Forney.

A funeral service was held March 10 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in Marlene’s memory to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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