KANE - Cora Esther Antonson, 71, answered the call of her Heavenly Father after a long and arduous struggle with illness on Tuesday (July 7, 2015) at UPMC Hamot.
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Cora, who was fondly nicknamed "Cookie" was born in Kane to Allen and Ruby Sterner Antonson on Aug. 26, 1943.
Cookie was a lifelong resident of Kane and attended Kane schools including Kane High School, class of 1962. As a member of the First United Methodist Church, she expressed Christian love and service, especially to the children of the church. She was a faithful servant of Christ with a pleasant and gentle spirit.
Cookie was known to be a car enthusiast, a pet lover, and an independent woman with a strong work ethic and deep patriotism. She was inducted into the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1976.
She leaves behind, with comforting hope of Christ's resurrection, her brother, Donald (Elizabeth) Antonson of Rome, N.Y.; her nephews Scott, Stephen (Angela) and Michael; one grandniece, Emma; two grandnephews Logan and Jared; and her close friends, Jan Reynolds, Robynn Boyer and Natalie DeWalt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Dora Lorraine Antonson and nephew Michael Anthony Antonson.
Memorial services, with the Rev. William R. LaVelle Jr. officiating, will be held 11 a.m. on July 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 112 Greeves St., Kane, PA 16735.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church's Wesley Pre-school program.
Messages for the family may be sent to Donald Antonson, 629 W. Thomas Street, Rome, NY, 13440.
The Cummings Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 10 to July 17, 2015