• Marion H. (nee Pennepacker) Woodward, of Warminster and formerly of Ambler, passed away on June 25, 2018.  She was 96 years old.  Born in Philadelphia on February 17, 1922, Marion was the daughter of Norman W. Pennepacker and his wife, Flora.  She was also the daughter of Jeanette C. Pennepacker. Marion was a graduate of Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.

    Marion moved to Ambler after her marriage to S. Irvin Woodward, Jr. on October 12, 1946.  They celebrated 60 years of marriage prior to his passing on December 6, 2006.  Marion was very active at Calvary United Methodist Church her entire married life.  She was the longest living member of the church and also the oldest. Over the years she held many positions serving the congregation. 

    Before her marriage, Marion was employed at the Bell Telephone Company in Philadelphia.  After her children were school age, she was an assistant cook at Wissahickon Senior High School.  She retired in 1981.

    Marion was a lifelong summer resident of Ocean City, NJ.  She opened her home to many of her friends as well as those of her children.

    In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her three brothers, Wallace, William, and Norman, and most of her friends.

    She was the most amazing mother to her children, Lee, Norman, and Jeanette.  She didn’t like the word in-law, and she treated their spouses as if they were her own children.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life and her four great-grandchildren were her reward for a long life.

    Her funeral will be held on Saturday, June 30 at Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home in Ambler. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am with the service to follow at 10:30 am.

    In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Ann’s Choice in memory of Marion Woodward. Make checks payable to Ann’s Choice Restricted Funds. Please include Benevolent Care Fund and her name on the check or in a separate note. Gifts can be mailed to: Ann’s Choice Philanthropy Department, 20,000 Ann’s Choice Way, Warminster, PA 18974 

    Arrangements by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home


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    • Your Moher was a remarkable women who I had the privilege to know. She gave us her daughter Jeanette as a friend and more like family and for that I will always be grateful. your Mom will be missed and I was glad she shared her friendship with us while she was here. Always in our prayers, The Addis Family.

      June 27, 2018 Joseph Addis
    • Truly a Great Lady. She will be in our Prayers. Our Sympathy to the Family.
      Love from Ocean City.
      Anita n Paul Kayatta

      June 27, 2018 Paul Kayatta
    • My condolences to the Woodward family, Ms. Marion was a sweet woman.

      June 28, 2018 Sally Hassinger Dresch
    • Marion was a remarkable truly loving person with a great attitude towards life. She will be missed greatly by her family but knowing the she will now be reunited with her husband. Love to the family. Remember her always the great times and memories we all shared in her life.

    • Love and Prayers to all the family. It has been a joy to visit with your mother and also count it a privilege to know, work and worship with both your Mother and Dad at Calvary UMC. Know that they are together now and at peace with our Lord.

      June 30, 2018 Mary Anne Fry

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