Marla R. Koetas of Landenberg

Marla Koetas

Marla Koetas

Marla R. Koetas, 63, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at her residence. She was the wife of Joseph P. Koetas, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Helen Brunner Romagna.

Marla greeted all with a bright smile and a twinkle in her eye. Her sweet tenor voice blended in harmony with her friends of the award winning Sweet Adeline’s quartet, “The Sound Shoppe” and as cantor with the contemporary music group of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church.

Marla was an accounting analyst at the DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE, retiring in 2011, after 42 years of service.

Marla enjoyed singing, raising teddy bears, traveling, hiking, reading and capering with her Cullen Street cohorts at their Dewey Beach house. But her heart of hearts was to be with her family.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Christopher L. Koetas of Landenberg; one sister, Donna Romagna and her husband Ben Heman-Ackah of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road in West Grove, and again from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 at St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Church, 8910 Gap Newport Pike (Route 41) in Avondale. Her funeral Mass will follow at the church. Burial will be in the New London Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Route 896 in New London.

In memory of Marla, a contribution may be made to the American Lung Association, 527 Plymouth Road, Suite 415, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 or to the  National Parkinson Foundation,Gift Processing Center, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018

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