Marie Edith Marklein

Marie Edith Marklein

Marie Edith Marklein, 86, of Crozet, VA passed away peacefully on September 4, 2022 at the Lavender Hills Orange Campus. Her family is grateful for the care she received there and from Hospice of the Piedmont.

Marie was born on February 24, 1936 to Raymond Franklin and Edith Anna (Lagerholm) Meyer in Brooklyn, New York and was the elder sister to her only sibling, Raymond, Jr. She attended Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

She married James Edwin Marklein on April 16, 1955 and they had four children: Jan, Judy, Jimmy and Jill.

With children in school, Marie attended courses at SUNY Stony Brook for her own personal development and became a realtor on Long Island in NY. She was active throughout her life attending church, serving in choir and on committees/Boards, leading Bible studies, and holding prayer meetings.

She was a lover of life and living. Following years of caregiving, Marie learned how to fly a plane after her husband, Jim, ‘stepped into Eternity’ and the presence of the Savior they trusted and relied upon together in life. She didn’t let incapacities hinder big dreams.

Marie worked for Anderson Business Furniture in Charlottesville for years, competently designing and overseeing the installation of workspaces at the University of Virginia, UVA Hospital and other State contract facilities. She loved the beach, traveling and spending time mentoring young women and becoming a supportive voice in their lives.

Marie is survived by her three daughters, their children, their spouses, a “quiver full” of great-grand children, cousins and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and precious friends – each one unique, loved, and in whom she took delight.

A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, Virginia. A reception will follow the service immediately. (

Memorials or donations may be made to All Blessings Flow (, who give generously to help others, or Comfort Care Women’s Health (, where Marie encouraged women to give the gift of life.


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