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Marjorie (Banks) Kutz

June 23, 1934 — March 8, 2024

Mechanicsburg, PA

Margie Kutz of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully at the Silver Spring Personal Care Home on Friday, March 8, 2024.  She will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion for others and a smile that brightened every room she ever entered.  

 Margie was born June 23, 1934 in Lewistown, PA to the late James L. and Carrie E. (Brumbaugh) Banks.  She grew up in Paxtang, PA and was a 1952 graduate of John Harris High School in Harrisburg, PA.  At a YMCA dance in the summer of 1953, Margie started dating (and later married on June 15, 1957), her former classmate, Ronald W. “Ron” Kutz, beginning a love story that has lasted over 70 years so far and will never end.  Ron has always said going to that dance was the best decision he ever made!

 Along with her husband Ron, Margie is survived by three children; David W. Kutz (Linda) of Marysville, PA; James W. Kutz (Debora) of Mechanicsburg, PA and Jeanne L. Kutz Farinelli (Donald) of Mechanicsburg, PA.   Margie is also survived by nine grandchildren including Bradley (Kate), Matthew (Brady Leigh), Caroline (Josh), Lauren (Ryan), Daniel (Courtney), Brian, Nina (Ryan), Thomas (Allie) and Emma, a step-grandchild, Heather (Larry), nine great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother Robert Banks (Judy), her sister-in-law Corrine Kutz Polleck, four nephews and four nieces.  

 Whether she was training Bell Telephone staff in the 1950’s, raising children in the 1960’s, attaining her Associate’s Degree at Harrisburg Area Community College in the 1970’s, selling/appraising real estate, working and writing plays at Harrisburg Community Theater, proofreading medical journals and leading a successful County Commissioner’s campaign in the 1980’s or serving in a number of important volunteer roles at her beloved Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in later years, Margie succeeded at everything she tried to do.  She was the perfect role model for her children and many others, and leading by example, she demonstrated to everyone around her the values of kindness, faith, positivity, caring and humor.  

 Her church-related work was very important to her.   Activities included serving with the deacons, trustees, pastor nominating committee and Stephen’s Ministry, traveling with the ROAR team to repair and rebuild homes damaged in natural disasters or in rural Maine and West Virginia and volunteering for events and activities.  She was always ready and willing to help people in need from all walks of life.

 A Celebration of Life service will be held at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 12:00 noon.  The family will greet guests at the church following the service for light refreshments.  A private burial in Rolling Green Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

 The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Margie’s caregivers over the past fifteen months, including staff from Silver Spring Personal Care Home, Hospice of Central PA, Rosa’s Team and Fisher Road Family Practice for their extraordinary efforts and kindness toward Margie and us.     

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  

Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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