Marian L. Travis, 91 of West Chester died peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at her home in West Chester. She was born December 10, 1928 in Philadelphia and was raised by the late John and Mary Haney.
Marian was the beloved wife of the late Edmond E.Travis with whom she shared 60 treasured years of marriage. Marian is survived by four sons Michael of Coatesville, Dennis (Tracey) and Kevin of West Chester, Brian (Shelly) of Glenmoore, and predeceased by son Shawn. Marian had five grandchildren Shawn, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Heather and Jake. Marian had 3 great grandchildren Michael, Daniel and Kiera. Marian is also survived by her sisters Joan Pratt and Ruth (Rooie) Ferry.
Marian was cared for by a dear friend Ruth Richards for the last year of her life. Ruth lived with Marian and couldn’t have done more to make her life as peaceful and comfortable until her passing.
Marian was predeceased by her sister Doris Black and brothers Glenn Cuthbert and George Cuthbert. Marian was also predeceased by her foster brother John Haney Jr. and foster sisters Nancy Sabater and Helen Haney.
Marian was a graduate of Upper Darby High School. Marian was employed by the Denney Reyburn Co. in West Chester where she met the love of her life Edmond.
Marian babysat at her home while raising her boys for 16 years. Marian was a devoted parishioner of St. Agnes Church in West Chester, PA. One of Marian’s greatest passions in life was serving St. Agnes Church. Marian ran the Religious Good Store and decorated the church along with her husband Edmond for many years.
Marian and Edmond went to Ireland seven times and connected with Edmond’s cousins there and she ran many trips to other countries in Europe with friends. Marian had amazing energy and was very passionate about volunteering. She loved her family and her Catholic faith and to know her was to love her. She was loved by many.
Marian was fortunate enough to live through many great moments in her life and our country’s history. She was very proud of her husband’s service in the U.S. Navy in World War II and attended many of Edmond’s Navy ship reunions. Marian was also very proud of her brother George Cuthbert who died in the Korean War. Marian also lost her foster brother John Haney Jr. at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
Services and Interment will be private.
A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made, in her memory, to St Agnes Church 233 W. Gay St. West Chester, PA 19380 and/or Camilla Hall Nursing Home, c/o Mission Advancement, 230 IHM Dr. Malvern, PA 19355.
Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. 610-696-1181, www.DellaFH.com
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St. Agnes Church
233 West Gay Street, West Chester PA 19380
Camilla Hall Nursing Home c/o Mission Advancement
230 IHM Dr., Malvern PA 19355