Beverly A. Sweetapple, 83, of Bradford, passed away on Monday (May 26, 2014) at the Bradford Manor.
She was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Clintonville, a daughter of the late Willis and Mary Meals Sweetapple.
Ms. Sweetapple was a 1949 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She received 1 1/2 years of nursing training at Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital and another 1 1/2 years of training at Clearfield Hospital (Penn State).
She was an employee of Zippo Manufacturing Co. and an employee of the business offices of Bradford Hospital.
Ms. Sweetapple was a U.S. Navy
veteran. She was a 20-year volunteer for the former Bradford Special Police and a member of the Marche Club.
She is survived by one brother, Lee Sweetapple of Greensboro, Ga.; one sister, Wilma Whitby of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews, including her brother's three daughters, Joan (Mike) Campbell, Anne (Jim) Reed and Mary (Dr. Richard) Schellhammer of Tuscaloosa, Ala., all of whom she helped raise, and Matthew and Nathan Reed, Mary Maegan (Bryan) Schellhammer of Mississippi, R. Lorelei (Philip) Worland of Mississippi and P. Kiersten Schellhammer of Tuscaloosa. She was a proud "Grandma-Bev" to all five children. One great-grandson, Philip John Worland Jr., also survives.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers; and two sisters.
At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Private graveside services will be held at Willow Dale Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Bradford Area Public Library, 67 West Washington St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.