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KENNEBUNK -- Marion Collin Moller, 87, a resident of The River Cottages at Huntington Commons, Kennebunk, and Kennebunkport, and formerly of Radnor, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at the Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford, after a brief illness.
She was born in Sewickley, Pa., on Jan. 10, 1921, the daughter of William Welch and Marion Elizabeth (Clapp) Collin. She graduated from Sewickley Academy and also attended Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y. Marion was a homemaker who was happiest when surrounded by her children. Holidays were particularly special and family gatherings at her summer home in Kennebunkport. She was very skilled at flower arranging and an avid knitter - argyle socks for her husband were her specialty.
In her youth, she was also an accomplished tennis player. She had volunteered as an assistant X-ray technician in Sewickley during World War II. She worked with the Red Cross and she was on the Board of Trustees at Sewickley Academy. She was a member of Allegheny Country Club of Sewickley, Pa., Kennebunk River Club, Arundel Beach Club, both of Kennebunkport, and the Acorn Club of Philadelphia, Pa.
She was devoted to her husband and five children throughout her life Although badly crippled from arthritis in her senior years she rarely complained and she always smiled.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Kenneth Moller Jr., who died in 1998. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth Moller III MD of Brunswick, William Collin Moller of Alexandria, Va., Frederick Andrews Moller of Birdsboro, Pa., and Manton Walter Moller of Frazer, Pa., and her daughter Marion Elizabeth Davis of Lyman. She is also survived by her two sisters, Helen Adams of Kennebunkport, and Elizabeth Biddle of Ligonier, Pa.; eight grandchildren and her caregivers, Sherry Black and Jane Dubois.
Visiting hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport, at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel. www.bibberfuneral.com.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made in
Mrs. Moller's memory to:
The Saint Ann's Church
P.O. Box 44
Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
or The Kennebunkport
P.O. Box 7004
Cape Porpoise, Maine 04014
Bibber Memorial Chapel
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Feb. 28, 2008