E. McCracken, 91, of 202 Gearhart Street Riverside PA where she had
resided for the past 66 years passed away Thursday, January 28, 2010 at
Grandview Health Homes, Inc. Danville PA. She was born February 13, 1918 in
Rush Township, Northumberland County PA the daughter of the late John C. and
Olive N. Wertz Clark.
graduated from Danville High School. She was employed at Merck Cherokee
Plant in Riverside PA. Katherine was employed for many years by the
Cherokee Credit Union of which was a founding member.
She was a
member of St. Peterís United Methodist Church in Riverside PA. She was also
a member of Friends of the Thomas Beaver Free Library, Order of the Eastern
Star and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross.
enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and gardening. Her greatest enjoyment and
joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ralph A. McCracken on July 3,
1990. She is survived by two daughters; MaryEllen Letterman and her husband
Raymond of Fayetteville NY and Susan K. Mazol and her husband Timothy of
Riverside PA. Also surviving are her four grandchildren; Jennifer Raup and
her husband Jason, Douglas Letterman, Lauren Reedy and her husband Dean and
Katherine Mazol. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren; Samuel
Raup and Connor Reedy. Also surviving is one brother, Paul Clark of Rush
Township PA and daughter-in-law Emma Woodruff of Atlanta GA. She is also
survived by several nieces and and one nephew. In addition to her husband,
she was preceded in death by her son, Allen C. McCracken on October 21, 1997
and one brother, John Clark.
and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday,
February 1, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Peterís United Methodist Church 240
Sunbury Road Riverside PA with the Rev. Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating.
There will be no viewing. Burial will follow in St. Johnís Lutheran
Cemetery Mayberry Township, Montour County, PA.
contributions may be made to the Thomas Beaver Free Library 205 Ferry Street
Danville PA 17821. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski
Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.