Marion L. Gerst, 79, of Greene passed away peacefully on September 23, 2021. Marion was born in Smithville on February 5, 1942. She grew up in Smithville Flats, the daughter of the late William and Bernice Beckwith. She attended school in the Smithville School House. On January 7, 1961 she married William Gerst who passed away on May 30, 2014. Marion was also predeceased by her siblings, Marjorie, Beverly, Harriett, Gloria, Ella-Mae, Gordon, Leonard, Donald and Raymond and infant great grandson, Brady Gerst. Marion is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Mullenax; sons, Randy Gerst and Raymond Gerst; grandsons, Michael Mullenax, Kyle Gerst, Justin Gerst, Randy Lee Gerst and Ryan Gerst; great grandchildren, Alexander Michael Mullenax, Ophelia Mae Mullenax, Connor Gerst and Axel Gerst; siblings, Eleanor Ruston and Willie (Robin) Beckwith and sisters-in-law, Marie Dunckle, Linda Gerst and Betty Durgala. Marion was a custodian for the Greene Central School District for 20 years until her retirement. Thereafter she enjoyed traveling until she had to become a full-time caretaker for her husband. Marion’s joy in life was spending time with her family members. Coming from a family of 12, there were countless nieces and nephews who were always inviting her to a celebration. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00AM Friday, October 1, 2021 at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 with burial to follow at Upper Lisle Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greene Emergency Squad, 30 Birdsall St, Greene, NY 13778 or the Greene Fire Department, 8 North Canal St, Greene, NY 13778. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.