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Marion Corselius Webb

Marion Corselius Webb, Oakland, PA, found peace in His arms on Saturday May 24, 2008. Born in 1916, she was the daughter of the late Maud and Harry S. Corselius of Clarks Summit. Raised on a farm there, she developed her lifelong love for the land, its flowers and fauna. A 1937 graduate of Scranton Hospital’s School of Nursing, she was proud to wear the starched cap and uniform of a registered nurse. It was while employed at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City that she met and married the late Arthur J. Webb and settled into a satisfying life in Susquehanna, PA. Sharing in that special life is son, Richard J. Webb and Sharon Webb, his wife of 33 years, of Reading, PA. Marion loved nursing and in the course of her career served as a private nurse, an industrial nurse for General Electric, and she retired as nursing supervisor for River Meade in Binghamton, NY. She traveled often to Lake Havasue, AZ to be with her friends and fellow nursing school graduate Ruth Youngdahl. And she gardened enthusiastically each year, with special warm encouragement from Helen Hammond, Bainbridge, NY. Marion was dedicated to the growth and well-being of the Susquehanna Library and devoted her time and energies to the Susquehanna United Methodist Church. A quiet but determined lady, she loved her family, friends and neighbors – a sentiment that was warmly returned.

She was sustained by and is survived by nephew, James Corselius and wife Sandy, Clarks Summit and their children, Doug and Kristen; niece, Rebecca and husband Richard Roberts, Clarks Summit, and their children, Rachel, Ryan and Renee; nephew, Dr. Neil Corselius and wife Susan and their children, David and Julie.

She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Corselius Newman; brothers, Floyd and George Corselius, all of Clarks Summit.

Marion is also survived by niece, Ruth McHale, Duryea and niece, Marge LaCoe and husband Ira of the Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown. Her extended family reaches from New Zealand to Centennial, Colorado. Marion loved her home, dear friends Ira Reynolds and his loving granddaughter, Chikkie Hanson and her caring neighbors, Sandie, Joel, Tim and Tammy, Lisa and Corella; without their help she would not have been able to remain in and enjoyed her home. She loved her family and friends, her perennial garden, hummingbirds in general and in particular, her feline companions, Lulu and Lady. She was a fair and positive person who relished Red Hats, travel to distant places and returning to Susquehanna. She took pleasure in picking a small bouquet of violets as much as she enjoyed offering everyone a second piece of her extraordinary pie.

A memorial service honoring her will be held Saturday, May 31, at 11:30 a.m. at Hennessey’s Funeral Home, 208 Jackson Ave., Susquehanna with Rev. James Rouse officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Following the service, a luncheon will be served at the Susquehanna United Methodist Church by its Women’s Society of which she had been an officer.



Clair M. Rickard, 84, of Great Bend, PA, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Rickard and his parents, Clair and Helen Rickard, Sr.

Surviving are his children, Richard and Theresa Rickard, Great Bend, PA, Gail D. and Larry Tucker, Anaheim, CA; five grandchildren, Tracy and Kristen Rickard, Amy, Christopher, and Andrew Tucker; a brother, Bryce and Shirley Rickard; a sister, Eulalie Chilson; a sister-in-law, Helen Gorick; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Clair was an active member of the First Christian Church of Kirkwood and then of the Little White Church. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre. He enjoyed boating on the St. Lawrence River and running. Clair was the owner/operator of Rickard Excavating and retired in 1992. He loved running his Caterpillar bulldozers.

A funeral service was held on Friday, May 23 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.

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