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Official Obituary of

Marianette Edwards

September 16, 1942 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Marianette Edwards Obituary

Marianette Edwards, 81, of Saxton passed away at UPMC Altoona Tuesday evening February 20, 2024 after a brief illness with all her children by her side.

Born Sept 16, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Thelma (George) Poblett of Baltimore.  On May 18, 1963 she was united in marriage to the late Jack R. Edwards of Saxton.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her three sons W. Keith Edwards (husband of Kelly) of Etters, Gary and David Edwards both of Saxton, two daughters, Karen Edwards Snuffer (companion Damon) of York Haven and Rhonda Edwards (companion Ronnie) of Defiance. Mrs. Edwards also have eight grandchildren: Daphne Edwards (fiancé’ Ryan), Alyssa Zelanko (companion Seth), Josh Edwards (husband of Jordan), Keasha Bollman (wife of Jordan), Jared Edwards (husband of Hannah), Morgan Snuffer, Nolan Snuffer, and Ronald Zelanko Jr. and (3) great-grandchildren Kole and Laeklyn Miller and Jayde Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards is also survived by (4) siblings, Hazel Marie Miller, Thelma Skopp, Albert “Bud” Poblett (husband of Donna), and Wayne Poblett (husband of Gloria), all of Baltimore, Maryland and many nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents and husband, Marianette was preceded in death by son Curtis Edwards, granddaughter Amber Edwards and three siblings, her twin Grover “Butch” Poblett, Donald Poblett Jr (husband of Sandy), and Vergie Theis.

Mrs. Edwards was a homemaker who had a heart of gold and spent most of her adult life taking care of the elderly in their home.  She enjoyed sitting on the front porch swing, doing puzzle books, listening to Elvis, and having her cats.  She also enjoyed visiting her son at the campground in Goldboro, her daughter in York Haven and taking trips with her sons visiting different states.  

Friends and family will be received Friday, February 23, 2024 from 1:30 to 3:00 at Akers Funeral Chapel, Inc, 715 Church Street Saxton, Pa 16678

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Kathy Speck officiating. A graveside service will be held at Grandview Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bedford County Humane Society 182 Bohn Road Bedford, Pa 15522, Saxton Ambulance Division PO Box 10 Saxton, Pa 16678 or Saxton Volunteer Fire Company PO Box 115 Saxton, Pa 16678

Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678

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February 23, 2024

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Akers Funeral Chapel
715 Church Street
Saxton, PA 16678

Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

3:00 PM
Akers Funeral Chapel
715 Church Street
Saxton, PA 16678


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