Packard, Marion Louise Long

Submitted by Terrence A. Whalen on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 02:42

Marion Louise LONG PACKARD
Greenville, GC Woman was active in fraternal groups
Marian Louise Long Packard, a resident of Trinity Living Center, Grove City, formerly of 36 Columbia Ave.,Greenville, and Grove City, died at 4 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2004. She was 97. Mrs. Packard was born Feb.5, 1907, in Sharpsville to Charles A. and Louise Pellin Long. Mrs. Packard moved to Greenville when she married George Collins Packard on June 21, 1940. Mr. Packard, who died March 7, 1988, was longtime owner of Packard’s Glass, Paint and Wallpaper in Greenville. She graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1924 and attended evening classes at Shenango Valley Business School in Sharon. During her career, she was employed by several companies in Sharon and Greenville. She worked for Anspach and Mayor and the Boston Store in Sharon as a bookkeeper for 30 years. She also worked in Greenville for Chase Laundry and JCPenney. She retired from Green Penn Oil Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Greenville, for more than 50 years. Mrs. Packard was active in many fraternal lodges and received numerous awards and honors. She was active in the Rebekah Lodge for 78 years, joining Rebekah Lodge 110 in Sharpsville on July 10, 1925, and served in all offices. After moving to Greenville, she transferred in 1945 to Lady Augusta Rebekah Lodge 367 in Greenville, which she served as degree captain for 32 years. She was a noble grand and a member of the Past Noble Grands Association, having served as president of the association. For her service she received the Independent Order of Odd Fellows’ highest award for outstanding merit, the Chivalry Degree of Honor. She served as district deputy in the Western District for two years Mrs. Packard was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Patriarch Militant of IOOF Lodge 47 of Meadville, which she served as president. She also served 1è years as Pennsylvania state president of the L.A.P.M. In addition, she was president of the District Association of Pennsylvania Past Presidents of the L.A.P.M. Mrs. Packard was also active in Women of the Moose. She served in all offices of the Women of the Moose Lodge 27 in Greenville. She as awarded the Friendship Degree; was a member of the College of Regents; was a past senior regent; and received the highest degree of the College of Regents — Star Recorder. She later transferred her membership to the National Lodge Chapter 0 at Mooseheart, Ill. She is survived by: a son, Dr. Ralph C. Packard and his wife Linda Packard; two grandsons, Christopher Packard and his fiancée Vicki; and Craig and his wife Elissa Packard; and three great-grandchildren, Meghann, Colton and Anna Packard, all Grove City; a niece, Bernie Lou Smolen, Brookfield; and a nephew, Lawrence Long Jr., Athens, Ga. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Long; and two brothers, Lawrence “Luke” Long and R. Elton “Poodle” Long. The family requests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 73 Clinton St., Greenville 16125.

 
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