Marie Catherine Poley, 66, of Strasburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Ralph G. and Marie C. (McNelis) Woodland. Marie is survived by her husband Alan G. Poley, of Strasburg. They were married on August 19, 1972.
She graduated from Souderton High School, Souderton, PA and also attended Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Minneapolis, MN and Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. Marie and Alan were longtime members of Highland Baptist Church of Parkesburg. She enjoyed the ladies bible study group and cherished the friends she made through her church involvement.
She was a photographer, enjoyed horseback riding and loved spending time with her family, they were her greatest joy. In her early years she was known by many to be an athlete and loved playing softball and basketball. She loved art, poetry, and was a published writer. Marie published a children’s story called Some Special Day in a Christian reading curriculum book.
In addition to her husband Alan, she is survived by three daughters, Cristi Getz, wife of Michael, of Leola, Camie Miller, of Strasburg, Coleen Frazier, wife of Daniel, of Lancaster, eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a sister Carol Berkey, wife of David, of Pottstown. She was preceded in death by a brother, Karl Woodland.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11AM at Highland Baptist Church 1 E. Highland Rd. Parkesburg, PA 19365. A visitation will be held from 10AM-11AM at the church. After the memorial service there will be a light luncheon to follow. Interment will be held on Monday, June 24th at 11AM at Limerick Garden of Memories 44 Swamp Pike Limerick, PA 19468. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Highland Baptist Church.