May 30, 1926 - August 4, 2019
Marjorie Clark Metheny, 93, of Wauchula, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 30, 1926, in Miami, Florida, and was a resident of Hardee County for 43 years. She previously lived in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa, Florida. She grew up in Washington, D.C. where she graduated from an all-girls’ high school. She earned a degree in Journalism from Florida State University (FSU), in Tallahassee in 1947 It was while she was in college she met the love of her life, Robert Metheny, on a blind date at a dance at the University of Florida (UF), when FSU was an all-women’s college and UF an all-men’s college. After college she worked as a stewardess for Pan American Airlines flying to Cuba and Guatemala. She had her own radio show while living in Melbourne, Florida. In 1950 she married Robert Metheny and they settled in Miami, Florida. Later they moved to Tampa and had three children. Marjorie was a stay-at-home mom during this time. Marjorie and Robert later moved to Orlando and then Jacksonville. In Jacksonville Marjorie started teaching grammar school. She earned a masters’ degree in education at the University of North Florida and continued to teach for ten years. Robert retired in 1976 and they moved to Wauchula. She worked as a teacher and team leader of the 6th grade classes at Wauchula Elementary until her retirement in 1986. After this Marjorie and Robert traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. She was a beautiful woman who loved her family and devoted her life to them. Marjorie and Robert were soul mates and lived a charmed and wonderful life. We miss her terribly but feel incredibly blessed to have had her in our lives for as long as we did. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Robert Lane of Wauchula, two daughters, Karen Lea Warfel (Richard) of Apollo Beach, FL, Bobbie Lynn Skukowski (William), of Winter Haven, FL, one son, Kevin Edward (Debbie) of Lithia, FL, three grandchildren, Megan Harrison (Eric), Seth Metheny (Erin), and Shelby Skukowski, and four great grandchildren, Houston, Haven, Cooper and Kennedy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Wauchula, Florida at 11:00am with visitation for friends and family from 10:00 to 11:00am. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations made to the Lighthouse for the Blind and Low Vision.
Marjorie Clark Metheny, 93, of Wauchula, Florida, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 30, 1926, in Miami, Florida, and was a resident of Hardee County for 43 years. She previously lived in... View Obituary & Service Information
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