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Jean E. Redka


July 9, 2019


Jean E. Redka, age 95 of Williamsport, PA, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on July 8,2019 at the Williamsport Home.  She left behind a legacy of love and service to her family and her community.

Jean was born on December 15,1923 at Danville, PA, the daughter of Arthur and Rennay Cooke. She was the youngest of five children who grew up on a family farm. She excelled in school, first in a one room schoolhouse and graduated from Danville High School in 1940. She was pre-deceased by her siblings; Charles, Donald and Betty Cooke and Helen Hess.

Jean married Wilson on October 23, 1943 by traveling to Florida where Wilson was stationed in the United States Army Corps.  In October of 2018 they celebrated 75 years of marriage. Together they raised three children; Patricia Souder and her husband Larry of Montrose, PA; James Redka and his wife Margaret of Williamsport; and Joyce Miller and her husband Kenneth of Hamlin, NY. Her extended family includes eleven grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren.

Jean loved the beauty of God's creation shown in the flowers she grew and nature around her. She enjoyed reading and word games and led 4-H clubs. She enjoyed creating clothing professionally and for the family. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Danville until she moved to Williamsport in 1992. There she joined Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church where she served until her demise. She continued to share her love of sewing by making items for the local hospital and nursing homes and in her church sewing group. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Jeanís Life to be held Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 3:30 PM at Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church  656 West Creek Road Cogan Station PA with Pastor Jerry Fourroux officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 3:15 PM at the church.   Burial will be held privately in Straubís Lutheran Church Cemetery Danville PA. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Montrose Broadcasting Corporation 251 High Street Montrose PA 18801 or to the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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