Marie LaRue Swanson née Wright

Marie LaRue Swanson, née Wright, age 76, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Marie was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Punxsutawney, to the late Wilber and Lucy (McCullough) Wright. She is survived by her children, Alan Dinger and wife Christine, Ronald Meckley and wife Cansas, all of Punxsutawney, and Renee' Howell and husband Ed of Marion Center, along with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, W. Brian Dinger, and one daughter, Denise Swanson.

Friends were received on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, with a funeral service following with Pastor David Shay officiating. Private interment followed at Thompson Cemetery in Hillsdale. Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit on October 29, 2018.