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Marilyn Bona

September 22, 2008

Marilyn T. Bona, of Mountain Top, died Monday morning in the Hospice Community Care Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Ashley, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Lila (Bietschmidt) Templeton. She was a graduate of Ashley High School and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was an active member of the Ruth Group. Marilyn was a former member of the Ashley Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School, was a president of the Graham Chapter of the Westminster Guild and sang in the choir. She was also a Girl Scout leader.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were sisters Audrey Templeton Pistusczak and Barbara Templeton.

Surviving are her husband, Benjamin; daughters Marilyn Boylan and her fiancée, Jim Pinnell; and Mary Beth Bona; a brother, Raymond G. Templeton, Mt. Bethel, Pa.; niece Cynthia Bogino; grandniece Eva Bogino, Silver Springs, Md.; and several cousins.

Private graveside services will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family and will be conducted by the Rev. Carol Coleman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 601 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, or to a charity of one’s choice. McCune Funeral Service Inc., 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, is in charge of the arrangements.

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