M. Marie Yocum

CHAMBERSBURG – M. Marie Yocum, 93, of Chambersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Providence Place.

Born Feb. 2, 1919, in McAlevys Fort, she was a daughter of Henry and Jessie (Bigelow) Miller. Her husband, James E. Yocum, whom she married Aug. 25, 1945, preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1994.

A graduate of Thompson Business School, in Harrisburg, Marie worked as an office assistant at New Holland Plant, in Belleville, for 23 years, retiring in 1976.

She was a member of West Kishacoquillas Presbyterian Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Lewistown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 283.

She is survived by: her daughter, Joan Kittrell and husband, Ed, of Naples Fla.; five grandchildren, Jo Ann McGettigan, of Sicklerville, N.J., Steven R. Yocum, of Townsend, Del., Rebecca Hoke, of Chambersburg, Robert D. Yocum, of Chambersburg, and George Campbell of Bensalem; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jay Miller of Petersburg.

Aside from her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by: two sons, James E. Yocum II and Robert H. Yocum; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services are under the direction of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences and memories may be expressed on her book of memories page at