Helen Elizabeth Marble

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 1, 1917
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Age:
100 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday April 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Zumbro Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Zumbro Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 1, 1917
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Age:
100 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Thursday, February 1, 1917
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Age:
100 years old

Helen Elizabeth Marble

Helen Elizabeth (Curley) Marble, 100, of Rochester, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Samaritan Bethany.

Helen was born on February 1, 1917, in Cambridge Springs, PA to Jennie and Andrew Curley. She lived the majority of her childhood in PA, moving to NY in her twenties. While working for the Greyhound Bus Company, Helen met her future husband, Richard Marble. They were married on July 3, 1947. Richard and Helen began their family in NY, moving to Rochester, MN with IBM in 1961.

Helen worked for the Rochester Public Library for nearly twenty years before her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, making applesauce, camping, and babysitting her grandkids. She especially loved making return trips to NY to visit her extended family. Later in life she enjoyed spending time with the friends in her red hat group. Helen’s longtime goal was to live to be 100. She achieved this on February 1, 2017.

Survivors include two daughters, Jackie McKnite of Shakopee, and Barbara (Rod) Toomey of Rochester; four grandchildren, Sean McKnite, Erica (Jim) McKnite, Lisa (John) Kipp, and Jennifer (Juan) Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Zumbro Lutheran Church with Pastor Vern Christopherson officiating. Visitation will be held an hour before the service at the church, and from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 14, at River Park Chapel, Macken Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested for cancer research in care of the Eagles Cancer Telethon.

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I worked with Helen at the library for a few years in the late '60's.  I always enjoyed working with her.  I still have a marble game board that Dick made back then. We've played many games on the board. May you be blessed with many good memories of Helen.

To the family of Helen and my friend Jackie,


 


My condolences to you. I hope the bright and warm days of spring sooth your hearts and stir your fondest memories.


 


John Gurtz

I am deeply saddened to hear of Helen's passing. I have known her since I was a young boy. Probably close to 60 years. I have always felt I was part of the Marble family and will always remember all the laughs we shared. Rest in peace Helen may God Bless you!! Craig Carlson

Sending condolences. My mother lived in the same neighborhood at Samaritan and this is where I got to know Helen. She was a very nice lady...may she rest in peace.

Helen was always fun to be around, with her sense of humor and a zest for life. There very few who could keep up with her. My sincere condolences to her beautiful daughters and their families.  God Bless.

Jackie:


I just read the story of your mother's life and it was nice to put the face to the story. I've followed your frequent excursions to Rochester to help care for and visit with your mom and I read with interest the post regarding the 100th birthday celebration and the relatives that came a long was to surprise her.


I know it's easy to say things like "remember the good times, and it will get easier", but the fact is that the pain is real and now. We lost our mother a year ago March, and I still find myself tearful on some days, just because.


Thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family as you and they work through all the details of planning a service and trying to hold it together during it all. If the wheels fall off once in a while, just put them back on and roll along.


Friends,


Mike


 


 

Jackie and Family, So sorry to hear of your beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother. She will alway be with you in heart and soul. Hugs and love to you all in this very difficult time. 


Dale Schafer