Marlene Elizabeth (Nichols) Athey
KEYSER, WV – Marlene Elizabeth (Nichols) Athey, 85, of Keyser, died on Friday, March 13, 2020 at UPMC Western Maryland.
Born on May 20, 1934 in Westernport, MD, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Thelma (Footen) Nichols. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Irving “Doc” T. Athey on November 2, 1997; her infant son, Gary Lemon; two brothers, Robert and William Nichols and a sister, JoAnn Wilson.
Marlene graduated from Bruce High School, Class of 1952 and formerly worked at Jake’s Lounge as a bartender. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose chapter #191 and VFW Post 6775 Queens Point Auxiliary.
Surviving are her nephews, Bill Wilson and wife Andee and Steve Nichols; her niece, Shonnie (Nichols) Laughlin and husband Mike and their children, Matthew, Shari, Zack and Camden Laughlin; her special friends, John B. and Sue Lusk and caretaker, Katie Roderick.
Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 12:00- 2:00pm. Funeral Services will follow Visitation at 2:00pm with the Reverend Shirley Reed Officiating. Entombment held in Potomac Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
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