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Elsie B. Jolley

Elsie B. Jolley, 91, formerly of Courtdale and Dallas, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Wesley Village in Jenkins Township.

Born in Larksville on Aug. 27, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Henry (James) and Marion Wyant. Elsie was raised in Noxen, graduated from Noxen High School in 1939, and was employed by the hospital in Johnson City, N.Y., Nesbitt Hospital and Fowler, Dick & Walter, The Boston Store, in Wilkes-Barre.

A longtime member and past worthy matron of Dallas Chapter 396, Order of the Eastern Star, Elsie was a member of the Courtdale United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Irem Auxiliary. She was an active community volunteer for several organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House of Danville, The Meadows and Campus Ministries of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carl Jolley, in 1968; an infant daughter, in 1954; and siblings, James Wyant, E.L. (Tug) Wyant and Louise Phillips.

Surviving are her children, Caroljane Jolley, Marion Reilly, Carl and Donna Jolley, Robert and Mary Ellen Jolley, and David and Susan Jolley; as well as 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service and a celebration of Elsie's life will be held at noon Wednesday from the Karl E. Blight Funeral Home, 392 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with the Rev. James Pall officiating. Interment will be at Orcutt's Cemetery, Noxen. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Eastern Star service will be at 7 p.m.

The family thanks Geisinger Health System, Kingston Commons and Wesley Village for the professional and compassionate care provided to Elsie.

Memorial donations may be made to the Courtdale United Methodist Church, 225 Courtdale Ave., Courtdale PA 18704, or to a .

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 11, 2013
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