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Marion Hubbard Ikins

December 3, 1928January 16, 2020

Marion Helen Ikins died of natural causes on January 16th, 2020 at the age of 91 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Marion Ikins, née Hubbard, was born December 3rd, 1928, in Syracuse, New York, the youngest of 4 sisters to Hazel and Carl Hubbard. She graduated salutatorian from Eastwood High School in 1946 and was voted most intelligent by her peers. After attending Syracuse University, she married Phillip Ikins, thoracic surgeon, on July 31, 1948. They had two children, Laura and William. She was President of The Medical Auxiliary of the State of New York.

Marion was a positive, self-reliant, physically active, loving, benevolent person, and a cultured world traveler. Marion was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, as well as a hardworking homemaker. She loved being with her family, playing board games and cards, playing tennis, and watching Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy movies. She was an animal lover who owned cats her entire life.

She is survived by her daughter, Laura Stern, daughter-in-law, Nancy Bates, five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and cat, Chummy.

There will be no public services per Mrs. Ikins wishes.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

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Marianne McCarthy Meldrum

January 27, 2020

Laura and Aunt Marion:
I have so many wonderful memories of our mothers sitting together sipping their sherry and solving the problems of the world! I loved your mother and all the times our families spent together. The many games of charade in your living room were so much fun and the special dinner parties were some of my favorite memories. I’m sure Marion and Ruthie are having a wonderful reunion today and laughing and catching up with each other. What a wonderful life she had!

Howard McCarthy

January 25, 2020

Aunt Marion:

Rest In Peace. It has been many decades since we last spoke.
Heaven has gained the foremost world champion of all game board games. I recall many evenings of game board fun as a child while you presided over all participants with your patented laugh and ever present smile.