Born December 16th, 1924 in Canton, she was the daughter of Thomas Merton Thomas and Margaret (Schanbacher) Thomas. A graduate of Canton High School, class of 1942, she also graduated from the Elmira Business Institute. Following graduation Marie worked in the personnel office of the Army Ordinance and Norden Bomb Sight in Elmira. She returned to Canton in 1945 and was employed as a bookkeeper at the First National Bank until 1947.
She is survived by her daughter, Alice T. Kinnear of Aiken, SC, niece Cynthia Taylor and nephew James Hollis (& Linda) Taylor.
Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Floyd, as well as her sister and brother-in-law, LaRene and Donald Ayres.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Those wishing to honor Marie’s memory may do so by directing memorial contributions to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden 474 Furman Rd., Canton, PA, 17724, or the Green Free Library 38 N. Center St., Canton.