Marlene J. Matter

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Marlene J. Matter, 76, of Herndon, died on March 25, 2013, peacefully, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

She was born in Hebe, PA on July 3, 1936, a daughter of the late Elva (Weist) Leitzel and the late Warren Leitzel .

Marlene was employed as a secretary for Meckley's Farm Supply, Mandata.

She was the wife of Lamar Matter, married for 58 years

She was a member of St. Paul's UCC, Urban; Rebecca Idella Lodge, Dornsife; Women's Group at St. Paul's UCC. Marlene's joy in life was her family, grandchildren, and baking for her family and others. Saint Paul's UCC, Urban.

Marlene is survived by her loving spouse Lamar Matter, three daughters - Tammy and husband Mitch Leiby of Catawissa, Cindy and husband Clint Geist of Leck Kill, Shelly and husband JD Straub of Dalmatia; brother-in-law - Donald Wetzel; sister-in-law - Betty Leitzel; grandson - Nathan Leiby of Catawissa; granddaughter - Allyson Leiby of Catawissa; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sister, Irene Bohner, sister, Gladys Maurer, sister, Roxie Wetzel, brother, Ray Leitzel, brother, Leon Leitzel, brother, Glenn Leitzel.

Services were held Friday, March 29, at Saint Paul's UCC, Urban, with the Rev. Tom Degnitz officiating. Interment was in Saint Paul's Cemetery, Urban.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Geisinger Heart Institute or to Saint Paul's UCC Building Fund.

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the on line guest book visit

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