Lorraine G. Stover Marshall

April 18th, 1930 - February 5th, 2018

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Lorraine G. (Stover) Marshall, 87, of Millcreek, was peacefully called to rest while at her residence on Monday, February 5, 2018 following her long battle with cancer.  She was born in Erie on April 18, 1930, daughter of the late George H. and Naomi R. (Will) Stover.


Lorraine graduated from McDowell High School in 1948 and shortly after began working at Erie Resistor as a secretary. She then met and married her husband, James L. Marshall of Erie, PA.  Lorraine was a devoted wife and loving mother to their four children.  She joined the Millcreek School District in various full time engagements from 1969 until her retirement in 1995, with her last position being that of Payroll secretary.  Testament to Lorraine’s hard-working nature, she continued to aid the school district even past her retirement.


Lorraine was a truly incredible woman, loved by all who knew her for her humor, sincerity, pure selflessness, and positive outlook.  An avid gardener and photographer, Lorraine’s true passion in life was spending quality time with loved ones. She played piano and the accordion for pleasure and enjoyed attending plays and musicals.  She loved sports, playing baseball and basketball with her great grandchildren into her 80s.  Whether camping, spending an afternoon catching up, or visiting her Sunday crew for coffee at the Peach Street McDonald’s, she always welcomed friends and family with a warm smile and kind heart. And with the help and strength from family and loving neighbors she was able to share her love for a longer time after her diagnosis.  


She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Marshall (1993); her son John A. Marshall (2012); a grandson, Shane Donner (2005); and a son-in-law, Jeffrey Eckhardt (2015).


Lorraine is survived by her children, Patricia Marshall of Erie, James Marshall of  Erie and Peggy Donner of Evergreen, CO; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and her sister and brother-in-law Janet and Glenn Rapp. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Friends are invited to call at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, on Saturday from 1 pm until the time of a service at 5 pm with Rev. Gale Thornton.  Burial will be private in Laurel Hill Cemetery next to her husband.


Memorials may be made to Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Suite 244, Erie, PA 16501.