PORT ALLEGANY - Euretta G. Amell, 82, of Port Allegany, died Thursday (May 14, 2015) in the Select Specialty Hospital, Erie.
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She was born June 21, 1932 in Port Allegany, a daughter of DeForest and Leona LaBarr Baker. On Aug. 12, 1974, in Jamestown, N.Y., she married Walter Emery Amell, who died Jan. 20, 1985.
Mrs. Amell was a 1950 graduate of Port Allegany High School. She started as a baby sitter for the owners of Lynn Hall and advanced to the kitchen, which evolved into her cooking career that included cooking for Elliott's Bakery, the Moose Lodge, Ron's Place and the ABC. She also worked for Fairad Corp. in Coudersport. She was very active with Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose #2188 of Port Allegany, where she received their highest honor "The Red Shaw" for her years of service, hard work and dedication, as well as the Port Allegany Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, Tri County Fireman's Auxiliary, VFW Woman's Auxiliary and the American Red Cross.
She was a member of a bowling league in Coudersport and enjoyed camping and her family. Most recently, she enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by nine daughters, Debbie (Frank) Hoffman of Zephyrhills, Fla., Pamela (Don) Keech of Port Allegany, Marilyn (Dick) Sherwood of Port Allegany, Terry Lawton of Mount Holly, N.C., Carol Stiles of Port Allegany, Laurie Maletto of Lewis Run, Amy Sue (Terry) Lewis of Maurertown, Va., Roseann (Gary) Penick of Port Allegany and Faith Amell of Roulette; three sons, Pete (Roxy) Taylor of Port Allegany, Randy Taylor of Smethport and Gary (Rose) Taylor of Mount Alton; one sister, Joyce Sizer of Smethport; 55 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Gilbert and Keith Amell, both of Port Allegany; and two stepdaughters, Kathy Hanchett of Eldred and Merita Greenleaf of Orlando, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Baker; a stepson, Larry Amell; one granddaughter, Zoe Penick; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 414 Mill St., Port Allegany, with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood officiating.
Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Port Allegany Fire Dept. or Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from May 15 to May 23, 2015