Edna May Summerville

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Edna May Summerville, 90, Hazen, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
Born in 1924, in Hazen, she was the daughter of William J. and Helen Bullers Vasbinder.
Edna graduated from Brookville High School in 1942 and the DuBois Business College. Upon graduation, she went to work for Sylvania and held the position of plant manager's secretary until the plant closed. Her next position was at Brockway Glass where she retired after 30 years as a Senior Sales Analyst.
Edna was a member of the Hazen United Methodist Church, where she took the responsibility of church pianist at the age of 12 and retired at the age of 70 as the organist.
She was proud to be a life long resident of Hazen.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra J. Philliber and husband, Harry "Butch," of Punxsutawney, Betsy G. Ferringer and husband, David, of Brookville; three grandchildren: Melissa A. Emrick and husband, Barry, of Brookville, Andrew R. Philliber and wife, Nicole Drummond, of New Bethlehem, Jay A. Philliber of Punxsutawney; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas R. Emerick and Macy E. Emerick of Brookville; a sister, Doris R. Olson and husband, Howard, of Shoreham, N.Y.; two nephews. Gordon Olson and wife Dixie, of Sturgis, S.D., David Zettle of Ridgway; and a niece, Joan Arata and husband, Nick, of Shoreham, N.Y.
She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert D. Summerville, Sept. 13, 2002; and a sister, Evelyn Zettle.
Visitation will be from noon-2 p.m. Friday at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Don Henderson officiating. Graveside services will be held in Temple Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Temple Cemetery, C/O Janet Irvine, 504 Allens Mills Road, Brookville, PA 15825.
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McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main St
Brookville, PA 15825
(814) 849-7375
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Published in The Courier Express on Oct. 9, 2014