LEWISBURG — Mildred E. McCracken, 96, of 321 N. Fourth St., formerly of 1213 W. Fern St., Coal Township, passed away peacefully Friday, July 19, 2013, at Riverwoods, Kelly Township.
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She was born April 25, 1917, a daughter of the late Edward and Isabella (Benson) Heitzman. She was the last of 11 children.
Mildred was a resident of Coal Township until the age of 93 when she moved to Lewisburg to reside with her daughter.
During the last few years, Mildred acquired many new friends and was actively involved with her family until her passing.
In 1935, at her mother's home on West Fern Street in Coal Township, Mildred married Reese McCracken, who preceded her in death.
Mildred lived a full and happy life. She was a deeply faith-filled woman and a spiritual inspiration to all who knew her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She also was an avid reader and accomplished pianist.
Mildred will be lovingly missed.
Mildred is survived by two daughters, Isabel Hummel and her husband, Alfred, of Hummelstown, and Judy Albright and her husband, Dr. John Albright, of Lewisburg; four grandsons, Reese Hummel and his wife, Lavone, John Albright and his wife, Peggy, Dr. Thomas Albright and his wife, Keri, and Andrew Albright and his wife, Nicole; seven great-grandchildren, Daniel Jacob Hummel, Evan Hummel, Sean Albright, Shannon Albright, Chloe Albright, Brandi Albright and Drew Albright, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, parents and 10 siblings, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel K. Hummel.
MCCRACKEN — Mildred E. McCracken, 96, of 321 N. Fourth St., Lewisburg, formerly of 1213 W. Fern St., Coal Township. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, 42 S. Third St., Lewisburg. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service in the church. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Coal Township. Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home Ltd., 120 S. Market St., Shamokin, has charge of arrangements.
Leonard J. Lucas Funeral Home
120 S. Market St.
Shamokin, PA 17872
Published in The News Item from July 20 to July 21, 2013