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Marian C. Spittle Obituary


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“My mother, Ellen Keyes (McDowell) who passed away in April 2012 was a dear friend of Marian's - I've known the name Marian Spittle for my entire life...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Barbara Angelino - Boyds, MD

“Thoughts and prayers. Marian was my Uncle's sister. We lose yet another light in our family. Now she can continue to shine in the sky. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Gail & Jack Carter - Springfield, VA

“We are so sorry about losing Marian. She was a good friend of mine. We were always talking about sports and enjoyed watching the games. She was a...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Peggy Blackburn - Alexandria, VA


Marian (Nan) Cecelia Spittle was born to Claude I. and Marie G. on September 10, 1923 at Alexandria Hospital. Her family moved to the house her father had built when she was four and she continued to live there for eighty five years. Marian graduated from George Washington High School in 1940. After graduation she went to work with her Aunt Cenie for an insurance company in Washington, DC. From there she went to work for the McLaughlin Insurance Company. Dedicated worker that she was, she took two buses to and from work, until the subway was built, and her trip became one bus, one subway ride with a transfer, each way every day. She retired after forty plus years at the age of eighty.

She was a member of the George Washington High School Alumni Association. Marian attended the monthly luncheons, the yearly picnic, and was able to continue high school friendships. Marian was a member of the Del Ray United Methodist Church for seventy one years. She enjoyed worship, pancake breakfasts,spaghetti dinners, and her church family very much. Always the sports enthusiast she participated in her church's duck pin bowling league for many years. Avid Redskin fan, Senators fan and Nationals fan she loved them win or lose, in person, on the radio, or on television.

On February 25, 2013 Marian was taken into our Lord's kingdom. She is survived by a sister, Vivian E. McKenney and brother, Gordon L. Spittle. Also survived by 10 nieces and nephews. Special mention of Patricia M. Scott, whom she raised.. She was predeceased by siblings, Dorothy S. Scott, Marie L. Ritter and C. Winton Spittle.

Her family, wonderful neighbors, and many friends will truly miss her.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 27 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at EVERLY-WHEATLEY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA. Services will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA.