Jessie Schoonover
1949 - 2021
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ELDRED - Jessie J. Schoonover, 72, a longtime resident of Eldred, passed away on Friday (May 14, 2021) in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a long illness.
Born on Tuesday, March 1, 1949, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Orville G. and Ava Sherwood Ford. On May 29, 2004, in Eldred, she married LeRoy F. "Skip" Schoonover, who survives.
Jessie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed by Case/Ka-bar Cutlery in Olean.
She was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse. Jessie was a loving and caring mother. She enjoyed crafting and loved to garden. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving besides her husband are ten children, Tina L. (Kevin) Commino of Cattaraugus, N.Y., Tammy L. (Dave) Sizer of Chino Valley, Ariz., Terry L. (Hilary) Commino of Rixford, Carol L. (Francis) Miller of Bradford, Sandy L. Schoonover of Olean, N.Y., Sabrina L. (Brian) Picard of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Douglas F. (Christine) Schoonover of Duke Center, Rose A. Schoonover of Duke Center, Ronald E. Schoonover of Eldred, and David A. (Carol) Schoonover of Rixford; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Ken A. (Teresa) Ford of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jessie was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Cannistraci, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
COVID-19 restrictions will be followed with properly worn facial coverings.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patient Activity Fund at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, 200 Pleasant Street, Bradford, PA 16701.
Jessie's family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jessie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


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Published in The Bradford Era from May 18 to May 25, 2021.
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May 19, 2021
I worked with Jessie when Ka-Bar was on 8th Street in Olean. What a fun person she was. I often thought of her throughout the years and wondered how she was doing. Sending prayers for her family.
Karen Evingham-Wyckoff
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