Viola C. Michels, of Falls and formerly of Angola, N.Y., died Monday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.
She was born in West Seneca, N.Y., on April 5, 1909, daughter of the late Edward and Caroline Schneemann Bauer.
Viola was an active member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer Corpus Christi Parish, Harding, and a member of the Pittston Senior Citizens Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew J. Michels; son, Matthew E. Michels; daughter, Geraldine Jones; and sister, Louella Bauer.
Surviving are daughters, Carolyn Smith, Falls, Sandra Mayer and her husband, Thomas, Derby, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the Church of the Holy Redeemer Corpus Christi Parish, Harding, with Monsignor John J. Sempa as officiant. Family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the church Thursday morning.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2435 Route 92, Falls, PA 18616.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.sheldonkukuchkafuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Leader on July 3, 2013