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Marlene F. Reaver

Marlene F. Reaver

Feb 28th, 1947 - May 8th, 2024
  • Birth Date: Feb 28th, 1947
  • Death Date: May 8th, 2024
  • Funeral Date: May 14th, 2024
  • Location: Little's Funeral Home
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Biography: Marlene F. Reaver, 77, formerly of Gettysburg, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Hanover Hall. She was the wife of Donald Reaver, Sr. who died May 22, 2018.  Born February 28, 1947 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of  the late James A. and Mary M. (Zeberlein) Pinkas.  Marlene attended St. Joseph High School in Emmitsburg. She completed the Hanover Practical Nursing Program in 1984.  She was a 1992 graduate of Harbor Hospital School of Registered Nursing in Baltimore. Marlene was employed with Gettysburg Hospital in the Medical Surgical Unit from 1987-1999.  She then worked at Gettysburg Adult Medicine retiring in 2009.

Surviving are her three daughters, Kim Wantz & Doug of Littlestown; Chris Swartz & Larry of Arendtsville and Karen Harner of Gettysburg;  her son, Donald Reaver, Jr. & Eleanor of New Oxford; her 6 grandchildren:  Emily Kress, Katie Haas, Derek Reaver, Caleb Swartz, Neal Harner and Jennifer Swartz; her 5 great grandchildren and her sisters, Bernadette Fritz of Wisconsin and Anne Ness of Taneytown.  Marlene was a member of Gettysburg Foursquare Church.  She enjoyed playing Scrabble with her friend, Connie Trump, Wednesday Night Girls Group with her neighborhood friends and RV traveling with her husband.

Funeral Service is Tuesday, May 14,  at 11 A.M. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown, with Pastor Mark Chester officiating. Viewing is Monday, May 13, from 6 - 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment is in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taneytown.  In lieu of flowers, Marlene is requesting that donations be made to the "Wellspan York/Adams Health Foundation" at 50 N.  Duke St., 2nd floor, York, PA  17401 or wellspan.orgdonate (This organization assists cancer patients with their medical bills.)  Online condolences may be shared on www.

Joli (Weikert) Ecker
May 11th, 2024 12:48 am
I graduated high school with Kim being introduced to Marlene and going on to graduate LPN school with her in 1984. Marlene took on the role of caring mom and encouraged all of us through our nurses training and quizzed us for tests carpooling in the mornings ❤️ Her kindness through the years never waivered and she was one of the most genuine people I have ever had the pleasure to friend. My thoughts are with all of you ❤️
Pauline Seibel
May 10th, 2024 8:24 pm
I worked with Marlene for many years at Gettysburg Hospital but also knew her at First Baptist Church and most recently as my neighbor. She was always happy and fun to be around. We took lots of walks with our little dogs and solved all the world's problems along the way. She will be missed.
Dr Marijka Grey
May 10th, 2024 1:19 pm
I had the pleasure of working with Marlene at Gettysburg Adult Medicine. As a newly minted doctor, fresh out of residency, Marlene welcomed me with open arms. We combined our clinical knowledge to always make the best decisions for our patients and, along with the other amazing staff of GAM - we were always a well oiled team. Marlene would make sure I ate on the rough days, triage patients with the utmost care, and always go above and beyond. I will remember her grace, humor and ready smile. She was, and remains, a role model for me and one of the best nurses I have had the pleasure to work with. Please know that she made an impact, in all the right ways.

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