LEWISTOWN - Marjorie Ann (Kunes) Hambright, 71, of Burnham, was lifted in the arms of her Savior and Lord, early Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2013, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, surrounded by family and a few close friends following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 2, 1941, in Altoona, a daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn M. (Snyder) Kunes. Her husband, Robert C. Hambright, known as "the movie man of Mifflin County," to whom she was married on Dec. 23, 1960, at Lakemont Methodist Church by the Rev. Van H. Beeman, preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 2003.
She is survived by: her sister, Melody K. Sorge and husband, Lloyd, of Lakemont; nephews, Ashley Sorge and wife, Jessica, of Duncansville, and Aden Sorge and companion, Emily Cunha, of Lakemont; a niece, Lou-Ann; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Richard Hambright, of Burnham; cherished friends, Nellie Wilson, Fred and Sue Saxton, Jayne Priar and Mary Barr, all of Lewistown; special cousins; many dear friends; and her beloved pet cats Pudd, Bootsie and Stray.
She graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1959. She was active in chorus and orchestra and played the piano.
She was formerly employed by Nabisco Company, Altoona, and several retail stores which included GC Murphy, Grants and Jamesway, in Lewistown. Margie retired as manager from the Uni-Mart stores, having worked at several locations, including Lewistown, Belleville and Burnham.
She was a member of the Mifflin-Juniata Concert Association and the Lewistown Chapter No. 283 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as organist. She was a former member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.
She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown, where she was an accomplished organist for 53 years. She was also a member of the Knotty Ladies at the church.
Marge had a passion for music and was called upon many times to play for weddings, hymn sings at a local nursing home and play piano and organ for Christmas concerts at her church.
Her pastimes included working crossword puzzles and going on rides to look for deer.
She ever so loved traveling with her sister, whether state side or overseas, and took in every ray of sun when visiting the shore.
Marge was an avid fisherman, spending many hours at the river or at a private lake.
She never hesitated to let a person know exactly where things stood and was always open for a good joke or story.
Marge loved going to the Mifflin County Airport just to enjoy the serenity or observe the air shows held there.
She was a people person, making friends with almost everyone. Marge will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Yeagertown. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, at the church, with Pastors Phillip Tundel and Mike Sigler officiating.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Mifflin-Juniata Community Concert Association c/o Helen Benner, 542 Platt Hollow Road, Thompsontown, PA 17094 or Hospice: The Bridge, 305 Fourth St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, and more information can be found at www.sorgefuneralhome.com.