First Posted: 3/10/2010
Marjorie L. VanNort, 86, died Saturday morning, March 6, while a resident at Allied Services Skilled Nursing Center. She was the widow of her beloved husband, Theodore C. VanNort Sr., who died in 1972. Born in Scranton on Dec. 15, 1923, she was the daughter of the late George and Edna Boughtin Manley. She was a graduate of Central High School and Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing. She served as an Army nurse during World War II and was stationed in Calcutta, India. She delighted in her role as wife, mother and homemaker and worked as a private-duty nurse. She was a woman of great faith in God, and was a longtime member of the former Faith Community Church in Glenburn. She loved people and was very cheerful and giving while having a warm sense of humor. She is survived by a son, Theodore C. VanNort Jr., Clarks Summit; a daughter, Barbara Palmiter, and her husband, George, Warrenville, Ill. and two grandsons, Tim and Mark VanNort. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who loved her dearly. The funeral will be on Wednesday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit with services by the Rev. Gerald H. Major III. Interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery. For directions or to send an online condolence, visit . Memorials may be made to the Scranton/Wilkes- Barre Youth for Christ, Box 3691, Scranton 18505.