SHAMOKIN — Patsy Ann Malett, 66, of 635 S. Market St., passed away at her residence on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, with her family by her side. Her faith in God and love of her family helped her endure a 16-month battle with cancer.
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Born Nov. 8, 1946, in Trevorton, she was a daughter of the late Leon E. and Dorothy Lebo.
She attended Trevorton Elementary School and Shamokin Area High School.
On July 25, 1963, she married Harold Malett, who survives.
Patsy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved family gatherings and was the organizer of many family picnics and reunions. Some of her hobbies included gardening, reading, listening to music and walking her dogs. She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children, Bernard Malett and his wife, Jeannie, of Elysburg, Leon Malett and his wife, Shirl, of Coal Township, Terry Malett, of Shamokin, Melissa Dressler and her husband, Charles, of Coal Township, and Valerie Malett, of Shamokin; seven grandchildren, Janessa Malett, Zachary Malett, Nathan Malett, Rebecca Dressler, Stephanie Dressler, Lindsay Mincemoyer and Eric Mincemoyer; four sisters, Karen Adams, of Shamokin, Virginia Erdman, of Hegins, Dianne Campbell, of Harrisburg, and Barbara Swank, of Shamokin; three brothers, Leon E. Lebo Jr., of Shamokin, Melvin Lebo, of Northampton, and Leroy Lebo, of Shamokin, and many nieces and nephews.
Patsy's stunning eyes will be donated to the Northeast PA Lions Eye Bank, of Bethlehem.
MALETT — Patsy Ann Malett, 66, of 635 S. Market St., Shamokin. At the request of Patsy, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Arrangements are being handled by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 395 State St., Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cancer Care of Central PA, 75 Medical Park Drive, Lewisburg 17837, or the Visiting Nurses Association, 21 W. Independence St., Shamokin 17872.
Published in News Item on May 15, 2013