|Marjorie Marks Gerwig age 92, passed away peacefully February 27, 2013 at the home she shared with her daughter, Sharon Clodfelter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was a former long-time resident of Ford City, Pennsylvania.|
Mrs. Gerwig was born September 27, 1920 to James Orval and Maysel Bourn Marks in Mabie, Randolph County, West Virginia.
She was educated in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and moved to Ford City, Pennsylvania in 1948. She taught school for 28 years, starting in a one-room school in West Virginia and ending her teaching career in the Armstrong School District as a second grade teacher.
Mrs. Gerwig held membership in the Armstrong School District, Pennsylvania State Education Association and National Education Association. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ford City, where she was active in American Baptist Women and taught Sunday School.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening and gave selflessly to her family and friends. In her retirement years, she was an avid reader, quilter, and crossword puzzle worker, who generously contributed her culinary and sewing talents to many a church project.
Survivors include twin daughters, Deborah (Dr. Thomas R.) Powell of Orange, CA and Sharon Clodfelter of Winston-Salem NC; four grandchildren and one great grandchild, Jessica Powell (Luke Miner), Britton Powell, William Monteith, Emily Monteith and Unika Dawn; one sister, Doris Wise (Bob) of Bucyrus OH; three brothers, Charles Marks (Jean) of Buckhannon WV, Carnie Marks (Dawn) of Tucson AZ, Fred (Patsy) Marks of Gaithersburg MD, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Herman N. Gerwig (Dec. 28, 1998); and her brother, J.J. Marks.
Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV. 26351 at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Normantown, WV. Friends may call from 11-1 Saturday with services starting at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston- Salem, NC. 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Marjorie Gerwig with arrangements.