Marion Gotwald, 76, of Gettysburg, died peacefully Wednesday morning, December 29, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born December 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Blair and Minerva (Cessna) Meckley. She was the wife of Ronald E. Gotwald, of Gettysburg to whom she was married for 45 years.

Mrs. Gotwald worked for a number of years as a CNA at the former Green Acres Nursing Home, in Gettysburg. She was a past officer and very involved as an auxiliary member of the Gettysburg Eagles.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Marion is survived by her seven children, Lorrie A. Kennedy and her husband Stephen of Granger, Ind., Richard C. White Jr. and his wife Anna of Punxsutawney, Pa., Michael J. White and his wife Micah of Punxsutawney, Pa., John E. White and his wife Missy of Gettysburg, Tricia A. Walton and her husband John of Punxsutawney, Pa., David R. Gotwald of Punxsutawney, Pa., and Betty A. Shull and her husband Brian of Weedville, Pa.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her four siblings, George Meckley and his wife Marion, Richard Meckley and his significant other Robin, Janet Phillips, and Gary Meckley.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Samuel Shull; and six siblings, Ruth Lamer, Phyllis Goldinger, William E. Meckley, Robert Meckley, Joanne Franklin, and Kenneth Meckley.

Funeral services, being handled by the Monahan Funeral Home, will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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