Elva Wolfanger, 96, of Emporium

Elva Wolfanger, 96, passed away on February 4, 2011 at Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Marys. She was a resident of Grove House, Emporium, for seven years, and most recently had been a resident of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium. She is survived by three sons; Dale (Carolyn), Emporium; LaVerne (Kathleen), Chatham NJ; and James (Pamela), Marion NY.

In addition she is survived by five grandchildren, Derek Wolfanger, St. Marys; David Wolfanger, Lakeland TN; Douglas Wolfanger, Jersey Shore; Paige Wolfanger, Crystal Lake, IL; and Gretchen Wise, Las Vegas, NV; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, LaVerne Wolfanger, Sr.

A former resident of Austin, she was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church. She was the last surviving member of the Skeff-Gamen Card Club.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday morning from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

The family will provide the flowers and has asked that any memorial donations be made to the Austin United Methodist Church, Austin, PA or the Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Road, Emporium or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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