PORT ALLEGANY - Drusilla "Dru" L. Ford, 83, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (May 2, 2012) at her home surrounded by her family.
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She was born April 30, 1929, in Port Allegany, a daughter of Francis and Ellen VanSickles Acre. On April 1, 1950, she married Duane Ford of Port Allegany, who preceded her in death on June 26, 1980.
Drusilla was a lifelong resident of Port Allegany and was a 1947 graduate of Port Allegany High School. She was a member of Wisteria Rebekah Lodge, 4-H, was a Baptist Sunday School teacher, and a school bus driver for Bowen's Bus Garage. She was also directly involved in the upbringing of Allison and Chase Grimes. She enjoyed baking, crafting and spending time with her family.
Surviving are five sons, Kenneth "Judd" (Kelly) Ford, Francis "Skip" (Linda) Ford, Jeffrey (Lora) Ford, Robert Ford, and Michael (Tammy) Ford, all of Port Allegany; nine grandchildren, Zack (Amanda) Crosby, Joshua (April) Ford, Amy (Aleks) Caveny, Rachel (Jacob) Parra, Rory (Sara) Ford, Thomas Ford, Garrett Ford, Justin (Nicole) Ford, and Kayla Ford; along with 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Arlington "Butch" Ford; and her granddaughter, Emilee Ford.
There will be no visitation or funeral services held. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Drusilla's memory can be made to the Potter County Hospice, or a
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Bradford Era from May 3 to May 9, 2012