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Margaret "Marge" (Collister) Vroman Bastion

March 3, 1924 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 93)
Margaret Vroman Bastion, 93, long-time resident of the Roaring Branch and Ralston area, was called to her heavenly home while surrounded by loved ones on Friday, August 25, 2017, from Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro.

Margaret Ann, daughter of the late Francis Elmer and Helen Cecelia (Schmelzle) Collister, was born in Roaring Branch on March 3, 1924.  She attended Canton High School and later earned her GED.  Her last employment was with Weldon’s PJ Factory in Williamsport.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ralston and especially enjoyed times shared with family and children, her pets, reading, walking and gardening.  Widowed twice, Marge married Judson James “Jim” Vroman in Macon, GA on Apr. 19, 1942, who passed away Aug. 24, 1964.  She later married Arthur “Art” Bastion in Loyalsock Twp. on Feb. 2, 1966, who passed Oct. 11, 1983.

Marge is survived by eight children, Dawn (Gordon) Route of Roaring Branch, Bonnie Vroman of West Burlington, James Vroman of Ralston, Russell (Bonnie) Vroman of Mansfield, Jean Takach of Canton, Mark (Linda) Vroman, Starr (Dennis) McLaughlin and Dallas (Brenda) Bastion all of Ralston; step children, Mick (Jim) Castle and Donna (Warren) Strout all of Canton, Bob (Bonnie) Bastion of East Troy,Dan (Sue) Bastion of Troy and Sheldon (Joy) Bastion of Ogdensburg, many biological and step grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, a life partner, Robin Gardner of Linden and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.  

In addition to her husbands, Jim Vroman and Art Bastion, she was predeceased by a son David Vroman, two step children; Arthur, Jr. “Pete” Bastion, and Richard “Dick” Bastion, great grandsons; Matthew and Brandon Kobbe, four brothers; John, Russell (Lorena), Walter (Mary) and Gordon (Viola) Collister, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law; Barbara Vroman and Dale E. Kobbe

Family invites friends to call 11 – 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service.  Her pastor, Rev Ann Overmiller, will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 31, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery near Liberty.  In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial in Marge’s name to the Alzheimers Assoc. of N.E. PA, 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 (  Please share memories and condolences at
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