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Marion Davis Metke

November 2, 1925 — January 4, 2024


Marion Lois Davis Metke was born in Nashville, Tenn., to Walter and Jennie Davis.

She married Robert G. Metke on May 2, 1944. Robert was a nuclear engineer and employed by TVA. During most of their married life, Marion lived in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky in various small towns and cities with TVA power plants along the Tennessee River.

Wile in Athens, Ala., Marion was active in the Athens First Presbyterian Church. She was a deacon, a member of the Women’s Circle and a summer Bible School teacher. Marion was active in an Interdenominational Women’s Group and Habitat for Humanity. She also volunteered at the public library and with the Women’s League of Voters.

In 2000 Robert and Marion moved from Athens to Longview, Wash., to be closer to their three daughters and grandson. They joined the Longview Community Church and the new chapter of Habitat for Humanity where she served as the budget counselor for new applications. She was a member of two book clubs/discussion groups and Toastmasters during the last two years of Robert’s life.

She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Marion was also a Daughter of the American Revolution and a Daughter of the Confederacy. She loved books, reading, and was a lover of history. Marion passed away of natural causes Jan. 4, 2024.

Marion is survived by three daughters, Melody Maeyens, Martha Schostal and her husband, Clifford, and Molly Barksdale Siebert; a grandson, Elton Barksdale and his wife, Rachel; a niece, Angela Wood and her husband, David; and three nephews, Peter Davis, Paul Davis and his wife, Silvia, and Scott Patton.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Steele Chapel at Longview Memorial Park & Crematory.

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