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Mabel Gilliam

February 22, 1927 November 14, 2019
Mabel Gilliam
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Mabel Gilliam, 92, of Osceola Mills, and formerly of Mercersburg, passed away Thursday November 14, 2019 at the Tyrone Hospital.

Born February 22, 1927 in Montgomery Township, Franklin County, she was the daughter of Thomas O. and Amelia (Mills) Atherton. She had retired from the Tuscarora Cafeteria after 14 years of service and also from Highs Dairy Store after 10 tears of service in 1989. Prior to that she had worked for 25 years in sewing factories (Highgreens Manufacturing and Ft Loudon Shirt Factory) and Heisey’s Orchards in the Mercersburg and Maryland areas.

She was a member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church and a member of the former Clearfield Eastern Star Chapter 379 and the former Ladies Auxiliary VFW of Mercersburg #6241. She enjoyed being with her family and fishing in Lews, DE.

Surviving are three children: Norma Jean Thomas and husband Duane of Osceola Mills, Judy Bonciu and husband Catlin of Mercersburg and Sandy Huyett of Chambersburg. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Ralph Shelly, her second husband James Armstrong and her third husband Rev. James Gilliam, a brother Ray Atherton and 2 sisters Florence Atherton and Pearl Carbaugh. She was the last member of her generation.

Funeral Services for Mabel Gilliam will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Dr. Robert Ludrowsky and Pastor Ethan Shearer co-officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Mercersburg.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday November 19, 2019 from 12:00 Noon until time of services at 2:00 PM

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.


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Visitation

Tuesday

19

Nov

12:00 PM 11/19/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/19/2019 2:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Tuesday

19

Nov

2:00 PM 11/19/2019 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11/19/2019 2:30:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Service

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Unknown Name
Mercersburg, PA 17236

Unknown Name Mercersburg 17236 PA
United States
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