Alberta H. Hakes Rowe Parshall Ziats, 86, formerly of East Athens, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 at Bradford County Manor following an extended illness.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1926 in New Albany, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Talada Hakes. Alberta was an active member of the Athens Wesleyan Church. She was also active in the East Athens Community Center. Alberta will be remembered as a being a faithful friend who visited those who were homebound and as a babysitter to many Valley children.
She is predeceased by her husbands Paul Rowe, Norris Parshall, and John Ziats, brothers Elmer Hakes, Charles Hakes, George Hakes, Ray Hakes, Floyd Hakes, and sister Kay Brewer. Alberta is survived by her children Keith Rowe of Sayre, Tom and Barbara Rowe of Pavilion, N.Y. and Cliff Parshall of Sayre; stepchildren John and Peg Parshall of Athens and James Parshall of Wilawana; numerous grandchildren; sister Peggy Gleckner of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends and family may call from 1 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. David Larson from the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens. Memorial donations may be made in Alberta's memory to the: Athens Wesleyan Church, R.D. No. 2, Box 352, Sayre, PA 18840 or the Bradford County Manor Activities Fund, RR No. 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.
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