Marlene (Carris) Bannister

May 8, 1938 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Marlene Bannister Obituary

Marlene Carris Bannister, age 85, of North East, PA went to a better place and passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2023 at home.

She was born on May 8, 1938 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Ellsworth A. and Alice M. (Wetmore) Carris.

Marlene graduated from Ripley High School and was formerly employed as an office worker by Electric Materials for over 43 years, retiring in the year of 2000.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in North East.

Marlene enjoyed attending church, spending time with family and friends, dogs, walking, gardening, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wesley Bannister whom she married March 6, 1982; daughter, Brenda Bannister; and grandson, Lee Jay Cummings.

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Allyson Sterling (Brian) of Erie; grandchildren, Kayla, Nicole, Dylan, and Kyle; niece, Sandra Bannister, and several cousins.

A graveside service will be announced at a later date by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Private interment will be held at North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Erie Regional Office, 717 Indiana Dr, Erie, PA 16505 or the Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16506. Please send condolences to

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