Marian Avis Boyd Hepler, age 92, passed away peacefully at Community North Hospital on November 21, 2019. Marian was born August 21, 1927 in Mayport, RD, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Marie Lettie and Hugh Alexander Boyd, as well as three sisters, Madeline Phoebe, Theda Elaine, and Alma Elizabeth Boyd.
Marian attended Punxsutawney High School, in Punxsutawney, PA, Grove City College, in Grove City PA and Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she graduated with a BA in Economics in 1951. She then worked as a secretary at R & P Coal Company, before marrying the love of her life, Arthur James (Jim) Hepler, of New Bethlehem, PA on September 6, 1952. Later she worked as a secretary/receptionist at A & F Engineering Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
An active member of two Presbyterian churches in Indianapolis, Marian taught Sunday School and served as a deacon, at Prentice Presbyterian Chruch, and was a member of the Sages of Second at Second Presbyterian Church.
Marian loved fashion, gardening, and travel. With her husband, Jim, she traveled all over the US and Europe, and also to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. She was known for her kind spirit, poise, compassion, beauty, and above all, love of family.
Marian is survived by son, David James Hepler, daughter, Linda Marie (Dennis) and grandson John Frederick O'Brien, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, granddaughter Maureen Michelle O'Brien of Miami, Florida, niece, Whitney (Steve) Almquist and nephew, Winston (Brenda) Wise both of York, Pennsylvania.
Her 90th Bday
Marian was a dear friend & more than a neighbor to our family for over 2 decades ,. She and Jim shared talks over the back fence , family fun& even out gray Holly cat , who visited often. Marian watched my daughter, Erika off the school bus often on schooldays, spending special moments together that we both treasure. 💖leaving memorable times &lasting friendship .
She was such a wonderful spirit &role model for her and myself 💛 . She rarely need es help but took our offers graciously and was always there for us , caring about our lives, joys& hardships. Being near age of my mom, they met and chatted at family events for many years, both enjoying & so much alike ~ women honored and loved by us . Marian had the grace, wit, and beauty of a ⭐️ ... and yet was approachable & warm as family .
Dave her son kept in touch so thoughtfully later years, while caring for her with devotion and Love .
We all loved her and will miss her ~Rest In Peace Dear one 😇 Nancy & Scott & Krumwied Family
Marian was our sweet, kind, wise and wonderful neighbor for many years. Her kindness and optimism were always present to encourage or console . Marian was always interested in her listener. She spoke a little about herself occasionally but was eager and delighted to ask about your family , your work , your activities. She was the light of her husband’s life and she missed him when he went to heaven. It comforts me to think of their reunion and to picture them together now once more. I pray the happiest of memories comfort David and Linda and all the loving family members she leaves behind. It was a blessing and an honor to know her.
Such a beautiful and kind person. She will be missed.
Mom and Dad all dressed up
Mom and Pierre, the Papillon