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Marjorie I. Hetrick

Hetrick, Marjorie I., 86, passed away July 23, 2017, in Denver, Colorado following a prolonged illness. Born October 21, 1930, in Johnstown, PA, to Ivy (Heidorn) and Ernest Ribblett. She grew up in Geistown and graduated from Richland High School in 1948. Married to Vincent F. Hetrick in 1950. Member of Belmont United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by parents, husband Vince, sister Dorothea (Ribblett) Lehman, and brothers-in-law Edward Lehman and William Hetrick. Survived by daughter Barbara (Hetrick) Spence and son-in-law, William Denver, CO; son Bruce Hetrick and daughter-in-law Carol (Trimble), Lexington, KY; grandchildren Crystal Hetrick (John) Detzel, Georgetown, KY; and Brent (Emily) Hetrick, Cincinnati, OH; three great grandsons, Matthew, Jonathan, and Christian Detzel; and three great granddaughters, Sydney, Caroline, and Madison Hetrick. Also, sisters-in-law Norma Hetrick, State College, PA; and Linda (Hetrick) Zippilli, Martinsburg, WV; four nieces Debbie (Lehman) Cuppett, Leslie (Lehman) Clemenson, Debbie (Hetrick) Molin, and Cheryl (Hetrick) Gallagher; and nephew Brandon Shaffer. Margie loved being a wife and mother, supporting Vince in his career with Bethlehem Steel, and residing and traveling both nationally and internationally. Margie had many friends in Johnstown and never missed a party or pinochle game. She enjoyed golf, bowling, and trips to Myrtle Beach with her family. While with Bethlehem Steel, Margie and Vince lived in Richland Township, Bethlehem, PA, and Buffalo, NY. In retirement, they resided in Elizabethtown, KY, for a time before moving to Bedford, PA, and later returning to Richland. Margie often volunteered at the Bedford County Memorial Hospital and at the Arbutus Park Manor gift shop. Memorial services in celebration of a life well-lived will be held at Belmont United Methodist Church at 11 AM Saturday Aug. 5, 2017. Rev. Keith Dunn, officiating, followed by a luncheon at the church. Private Inurnment will be in the Mausoleum at Richland Cemetery. Family suggests donations to Belmont United Methodist Church in Margie’s honor and memory. Family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com)


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We only knew Margie at the very end of her time here on earth (our loss) she was a joy to be around at Greenridge Place. Lynn and I would visit my mother every other day and spend time with Margie almost every visit, her sense of humor and wit was still present up till the end. She and I became quick friends and she insisted that I stop and say hello every time we came to visit. She would spot me from across the room and wave and yell " YOU HOO" and smile that sheepish grin. I miss Margie and must say that our visits with mom are not the same. These people in the twilight of life become extended family and the family that visit become our friends. Thank you Margie for making our lives better, I wish I had met you many year sooner. Love and a final kiss on the cheek my friend.

Lynn Dickson and Michael Brammer Sep 7 2017 12:00 AM

Barbara, please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother. I remember her fondly along with Mrs. Anderson when they were my Girl Scout leaders many years ago. Your mom was such a kind, gracious lady and I've thought of her many times over the years. May God comfort you at this sad time.

Debra Ringler Seidel Aug 5 2017 12:00 AM

My friend, Margie, was a lady who cared deeply for her family and friends. Her good humor, dignified manner and love of people distinguishes her and certainly assures her place in heaven. She's is greatly missed, and I know her terrific spirit will be with us forever. Rest well, dear Margie.

Jerry Zahorchak Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathies to Barbara and family. I got to know your mom when she would go out to dinner with the Tribune Retiree Gang. She was vivacious and fun and always had a sparkle in her eye even when it was hard for her to get around. She lived her life well and I am sure she will be missed. I wish you all peace.

Pam Mayer Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences from the Ernest T. Ribblett family:
Ernest E., Eileen, Terry, Betty Laslo, William & David

Eileen (Ribblett) Ryan Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marjorie Hetrick

Bobbie & Bill Brubaker Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest of sympathy is extending to your family. Margie will be missed but may your hearts have peace that she is with Vince and the Lord. Our regrets that we will not be able to attend the service but all will be in our thoughts that day.

Bobbie (Poet) & Bill Brubaker Jul 26 2017 12:00 AM