Mabel Boorum

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PORT ALLEGANY - A funeral service for Mabel A. Boorum, 94, of Route 155, who passed away Saturday (Nov. 24, 2012) at her home, with her family by her side, will be held at 7 p.m. today in the Switzer Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Post, pastor of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, and the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr., co-officiating.

Born Aug. 13, 1918, in Liberty Township, she was a daughter of G. Fred and Birdie M. Balliet Mantz. On Nov. 16, 1944, in Port Allegany, she married Gerald C. Boorum, who died Aug. 24, 1993.

Mrs. Boorum graduated from the Port Allegany High School in 1937. She worked for Sylvania Co. formerly of Emporium, and later as a waitress at the former Barnwood Inn of Port Allegany.

She was a member of the Chestnut Street Baptist Church of Port Allegany. She had taught Sunday school in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church of Port Allegany for many years.

Surviving are four sons, James G. (Linda) Boorum, Dean E. (Becky) Boorum, both of Port Allegany, John F. (Diane) Boorum of Lehighton, and Thomas G. Boorum of Old Town, Fla.; a daughter, Faye D. (Jack) Zuidema of Alachua, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Bowen of Gainesville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gerald; two grandsons, Scott and Brian Boorum; sisters, Leona "Jimmy" Bryan and Millie Coppersmith; and two brothers, Lyle and Howard Mantz.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Switzer Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials can be made to the Chestnut Street Baptist Church.

Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2012