Maybelle Coolbaugh

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August 9, 2012

Maybelle J. Coolbaugh, of Rabbit Hollow Road, Meshoppen, died Thursday, August 9, 2012 in the Community Regional Hospital of Scranton.

Born in Wyoming on January 7, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Luther and Ethel Knorr Coolbaugh.

She was a 1935 graduate of Meshoppen High School and received her Registered Nurse's certification from Passaic General Hospital, N.J. For several years she worked at Hackensack General Hospital, N.J.. She served as a registered nurse in the general practice of Dr. Peter Hunziker for numerous years. Maybelle helped with the care of Dr. Peter and Mrs. Hunziker's sons and looked at John and Ted Hunziker as her own children who referred to her as Aunt Maybelle.

Maybelle was preceded in death by brothers Luther, Olen and George Coolbaugh; sisters Ruth Coolbaugh, Elsie Buckingham and Ethel Coolbaugh.

Surviving are brothers Gene Coolbaugh, Meshoppen; Russell Coolbaugh, Towanda; sisters Sarah Hartman, Dushore, and Bertha Brink, Secaucus, N.J.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with the Rev. Thomas Mott, pastor the Meshoppen United Methodist Church. Interment will be Carverton Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyoming County , 8 Ironwood St., Tunkhannock, PA 18657, or to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, Church St., Meshoppen, PA 18630.

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Published in Times Leader on Aug. 10, 2012
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