Marjorie Hall Eisaman, 99 of Lexington, KY, and formerly of Wattsburg, PA, died Friday, February 4, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Edinboro, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1922, the daughter of the late Merle L Hall Sr. and Eva Kline Hall.
She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Chester M. Eisaman, Jr. in 1993; a daughter, Paula S. Eisaman in 2007; one brother, Merle L Hall, Jr.; and two sisters, Beatrice Hall Willey and Betty Gayle Hall Steva.
Survivors include his son, Dixon Eisaman of New Castle, PA; one daughter, Christine Eisaman McDonald of Winchester, KY; three grandchildren, Matthew Eisaman (Heather), Jordan D Bigio and Ashley M McDonald Gurley (Justin). She is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Avery S Eisaman and several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie (known as Margie or Marge) grew up 2 blocks from Lake Edinboro and has been an avid swimmer all her life. She had many extracurricular activities throughout her childhood and adult life, including her paper road (The Grit), basketball, cheerleader, pianist, singer, band (yes, she played the drums!), cycling and cross-country skiing. She and Chet have also done many canoe trips. She also enjoyed gardening, which she passed on to all of her children.
Marge attended Edinboro High School and graduated in 1940. She also graduated from Edinboro State Teachers College (now the University of Edinboro) with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Biology. While at Edinboro College, she participated in: Field Hockey, Swim Team, Sorority, Chorus, and Yearbook Staff. It was in college that she met her husband, Chet, and they were married on December 8, 1943, before Chet went overseas to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Marge was not an active member of the military, but during World War II she became a certified Link instructor for pilot training. She later also served as “Rosie the Riveter” while working on the F4U Corsair at Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation.
Upon Chet’s return from service, they built a cabin on Lakeside in Edinboro, and 3 years later moved to Seattle, WA. Eventually they found their way back to Pennsylvania and in 1959 they bought their forever home with 66 acres outside of Wattsburg, Pennsylvania.
Marge’s replacement taught in the Wattsburg school system over the years, but preferred her role as a stay-at-home mom. After all of her children were left alone, she worked at the Duchess Shoppe in Erie, Pennsylvania, and was the bookkeeper for Chet’s Commercial Art Business.
She was a member of Wattsburg United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Bible school, and was a member of the Women’s Society as well as other committees over the years.
In 2004, Marge moved to Kentucky and remained there until her death.
Marge will be greatly missed by all who had the chance to know her. Her positive attitude, gentle nature, wisdom, strength and enduring love of nature, family and people of all kinds will be her legacy.
Friends can call Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Sunday, February 20, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with service to follow immediately. Interment will be at East Springfield Cemetery on Monday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Wattsburg United Methodist Church Women’s Society or Choir, 9904 Jamestown Rd., Wattsburg, PA 16442. To send condolences, please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.
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Posted by Glunt Funeral Home on February 8, 2022.