Marion Irene KleinOctober 16, 1928 ~ December 23, 2017 (age 89)
Marion Irene Norris Klein, 89, a lifelong Sullivan County resident, Liberty School Board member, PTA president and lifetime member died December 23, 2017 after a long illness. Born in Roscoe, NY October 16, 1928, Marion graduated from Liberty High School, Class of 1947 and married Lawrence Klein in 1949.
She is survived by her husband Lawrence of Liberty, son Dr. Wayne Klein and wife Tania of Boston, two daughters Lori Wray and husband Donn of Carmel, Indiana, Bonnie Hart and spouse Tom of Henderson, Nevada. Six grandchildren, Ryan Hart of Phoenix, Arizona, Dustin Hart of Las Vegas, Troy Hart of Henderson, Nevada, Ellen Wray of New York City, Sarah Edmon of Washington, D.C. and Yana Irbe of Franklin, MA. Two brothers, Albert Norris of Ellijay, Georgia and Lester Norris and his wife Dawne of Parksville, NY.
Truly committed to both her family and her community, Marion served 17 years on the Liberty School Board, was president and lifetime member of the PTA and co-ran the Sullivan County Fresh Air Fund for 4 years. She coordinated photo taking for the Liberty Central School to raise funds for the school and also served on the BOCES school board. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church in Liberty.
Marion enthusiastically embraced holiday celebrations with her family, most notably Halloween, when she would dress as a witch to visit schools as well as the library and hospital. Always decorated for holidays with costumed mannequins, her screened porch was a local attraction.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 7 to 9 PM in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10 AM in the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, NY.
Memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be made to the Sullivan County Adult Care Center, 256 Sunset Lake Road, Liberty, NY 12754.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com