Margaret Koble

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2024
Foxdale Village Auditorium
500 E. Marylyn Ave.
State College, Pennsylvania, United States

Obituary of Margaret A. Koble

Margaret A. "Margy" Koble, 87, of State College, PA, passed away on December 8, 2023 after several months of declining health. Born in New Holland, PA, Margy was the youngest child of the late John H. and Mabel H. Martin.

Margy was a 1954 graduate of New Holland High School, where she played several varsity sports. She attended Penn Hall Junior College. Later, she earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education from Penn State University.

Margy enjoyed an 18-year career at Penn State, first in the field of distance education, where her efforts were integral to The American Center for the Study of Distance Education. Subsequently, she worked in support of the Office of the Dean for Outreach in both Continuing Education and Cooperative Extension. Margy was published in several academic journals. After retiring, Margy remained active in the community, serving on several boards, as a docent at the Palmer Museum of Art and with Centre Volunteers in Medicine.

Music was a life-long passion for Margy. She excelled as a cellist as a young girl and performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra as a teenager. She also performed with the Altoona Symphony for several years and was an active member of the Nittany Valley Symphony for nearly 50 years.

Margy will be remembered for her quiet demeanor, good nature, determination and sense of humor. She was an avid reader and delighted in lingering over her morning crossword puzzle. An adventurous spirit, Margy traveled both internationally and within the US. She loved life and learning, always seeking out new opportunities for enrichment.

She is survived by her children, Ann (Chris) Viozzi, Lynn Koble (Clive Swift) and Marc Koble; her grandchildren Megan, Michael and Matthew Viozzi, and Will Koble; her sister, Betty Joerger, her niece and nephews, and her many beloved friends. She is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Evelyn Mentzer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Nittany Valley Symphony at, Centre Volunteers in Medicine at or a local charity of your choice.

A celebration of Margy's life will take place at Foxdale Village and will be announced shortly.

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