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Marlene J. Buerk

Marlene J. Buerk, 81, of 344 S. Kersey Road, Kersey, PA, died on Monday, March 14, 2022 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on April 7, 1940, in Medix Run, a daughter of the late William and Wilhelmina Schmit Barr.

Marlene was Methodist by faith and retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after many years of service.  A lover of all animals, she enjoyed feeding the birds.  She also enjoyed a good book, going on a shopping trip, and most of all, spending time with her family. 

She is survived by four children; Tim Nelson of Kersey, Mark Nelson of Kersey, Lynette Schneider of Penfield, and Joe Buerk and his wife Barb of Kersey and by 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother; Robert Barr of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother; William, and a sister; Janet.

Funeral Services are being held privately with the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Our hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your dear loved one. There are no words to take away sadness when you lose someone you love. In our time of deepest need the tenderness of God is a refuge like no other. He alone understands our sorrows and draws near in love to wipe away our tears
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May the resurrection hope sustain you. A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and makes us yearn for tomorrow, when Jehovah will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, no sorrow found at Revelation 21:4.

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