Genevieve F. "Jenny" Lance, 68, of 61 Fiske Ave., Bradford, passed away Tuesday (April 14, 2015) surrounded by her loving family.
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Born May 26, 1946 in Detroit, Mich., she was a daughter of the late Frank and Bertha Pelker Kniceley.
On July 2, 1966, in St. Bernard Church, she married Kimber L. Lance, who survives.
She served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in the medical field. She was activated during Operation Desert Shield where she was deployed to a military hospital in Germany. Jenny was proud to have been a part of the group who planned the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1997. She retired after 29 1/2 years as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest non-commissioned officer rank in the Air Force, and a rank few women achieved.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church where she served on Parish Council and was a member and past president of Catholic Women's Club. Along with her husband, she was actively involved in the L.E.E.K. Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Oswayo, which is a non-profit organization that provides injured military members an opportunity to hunt and fish.
Surviving in addition to her husband Kimber of 48 years are two daughters, Michelle M. (Kevin) Kilpatrick of Bradford, and Paulette R. (Mike) Cooper of Fairfield, Calif.; two sisters, Rita Kniceley and Catherine Rudd of Piketon, Ohio; four grandchildren, Noah Whittemore, Holly Kilpatrick, Ryan Whittemore and Spencer Whittemore, and several nieces and nephews.
Family will be receiving friends on Monday in St. Bernard Church from 9 to 10 a.m., at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church Restoration Fund, PO Box 2394 Bradford, PA 16701.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 15 to Apr. 22, 2015