Marilyn A. Schuster Francis, 90, of West Scranton, was surrounded by love when she went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 14, 2022. Her son, Kevin, gave her outstanding care both day and night. Born in Scranton on November 24, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George Schuster and the late Audrey Reese Snyder. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 34 years, Arthur L. Francis. She was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church in West Scranton.
Marilyn was a graduate of West Scranton High School and worked at Haddon Craftsmen for many years before pursuing a career in nursing, where she graduated top of her class. Prior to her retirement, she worked in both the Intensive Care Unit, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Community Medical Center, along with working endless private duty cases to help those in need.
Marilyn’s life revolved around family and being a wonderful mother and grandmother. Affectionately called ‘MeMe” by her grandchildren, she was their biggest fan, and was ALWAYS just a phone call away! Marilyn gave to all with her kind and generous nature. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling to Lancaster County (Amish Country), shopping on QVC, watching the polka dancers on Saturday evening, and eating delicious meals from several of her favorite restaurants.
She is survived by her brother, George Schuster and wife, Kathy, Conklin, NY, son, Kevin Francis and companion, Nichole McAndrew, Scranton, daughter, Michele Mattern and husband, Brett, chosen son, Christopher Sledzinski, Scranton, five grandchildren, Aaron Mattern and wife, Mary, Duryea, and Gretchen Mattern and companion, Paul Rinella, Manhatten, NY, Arthur, Lindsey, Megan, great-grandchildren, godchild, Marilee Whitman Russell, Scranton, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her two sons, Arthur and Gary Francis, and sister, Joan Griffiths.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sharon Wittenbreder and the nurses of the Wright Center, the nurses and Chaplin of Allied Hospice Home Health, and the Allied Home Health Caregivers. The dignity and respect shown to our Mom/MeMe is something we are very grateful for. Again, thank you!
Funeral services are private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea.