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Marietta Jean Raker

October 18, 1931 — January 6, 2013

Marietta Jean Raker, 81, of 136 N. Eighth St., went to be with her Lord and Savior at 2:49 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 18, 1931 in Swengel, a daughter of the late Owen Marshall and Jane Geraldine (Burd) Steese. On May 12, 1949, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Mifflinburg, she married Willard C. "Kid" Raker, who survives.

Marietta graduated from Mifflinburg High School, class of 1948.

She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Mifflinburg, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was instrumental in forming the prayer council. She was known as a prayer warrior, spending many hours of the day in prayer.

Marietta began working at the Union-Snyder Area Agency on Aging in 1972, serving as the Assistant Director until her retirement in 2004.

She enjoyed making ceramics and speaking to women's groups at various church retreats.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Lucy Cline of Mifflinburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Angie Raker of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren, Amy Cline, Brooke Raker, Katie Raker, John Raker; sister, Lorenah Marjorie Greenland of Pennsylvania Furnace, Charlotte Joanne Breon of Northumberland, Gloria Ann Smith of Doylestown, OH, Deanna Rosiland McClintock of Gilbert, AZ, Bonita Della Kauffman of Pine Grove, Sharon Lee Smith of Glen Iron, Theresa Kay Shirk of Fulton, NY; one brother, Michael Kid Steese of State College; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne Arthur Steese and Owen Nelson Steese.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday and from 10 to 11 AM on Thursday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 12 East Market Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 11, with the Rev. Wayne S. Krell, officiating.

Interment will be in Hill Top Cemetery, Mifflinburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marietta`s memory may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene Missions Fund, 12 East Market Street, Mifflinburg , PA 17844.


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