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Katherine E. McCracken

January 29, 2010

Katherine 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. 

She 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.   

Katherine enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and gardening.  Her greatest enjoyment and joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was 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. 

Relatives 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.  Memorial  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.  www.visneski.com

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