PORT ALLEGANY - Mary E. Freeman, 96, of Port Allegany, died Monday (Oct. 7, 2013) in the Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport.
She was born May 21, 1917, in Inez, a daughter of Benjamin and Esther Roberts Baker. On July 28, 1934, in Inez, she married Melvin B. Freeman, who died May 2, 1980.
Mrs. Freeman was a graduate of Coudersport High School.
She worked for Sylvania in Emporium and was a cook, employed by Canoe Place Inn for many years. She was well known for the sewing. She was a life member, charter member and past president of VFW
Post #6391 Woman's Auxiliary and the last survivor of that charter class. She was a member of the American Legion Frank Burt Post #258
She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Cecil) Messer of Port Allegany; one son, Larry Freeman of Port Allegany; grandchildren, Mike and Kristi Freeman, Brenda and Mike Sawyer, Terry and Vicki Freeman and Evonne and Keith VanGorder; great-grandchildren, Calvin and Jared Freeman, Jessie and Bethany Friar, Jamie Friar, Cable and Emily Kellogg, Cole and Jackie VanGorder, Daniel Taylor and Kayla Freeman; six great-great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Randy and Dennis Pesock and Bruce Taylor and Robin Engl-Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Bruce Freeman and Bernard Freeman; one brother, Russell Baker; and one sister, Bertha Fay.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. LaVerne Howard, pastor of the Sartwell Creek Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, N.Y. VFW Woman's Auxiliary will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
Memorials may be made to the Veterans Memorial Home, P.O. Box 241, Port Allegany, PA 16743.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Port Allegany.
Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com