Eleanor Ann "Ellie" Lieberton (1939 - 2016)

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Eleanor "Ellie" Ann Leiberton, 76, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away March 13, 2016, at York Hospital, York, Pa.
She was born on June 8, 1939, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Mark Sylvester Wildauer and Mary Margaret (Rech) Wildauer.
On Aug. 9, 1959, she married William John Leiberton. He survives her and resides in Dover, Pa.
Eleanor was Catholic by faith and was a member of SS Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church.
She was a graduate of DuBois Business School and later put her knowledge to good use when she and her husband Bill were owners of the Western Auto Store in Punxsutawney for 13 years. Together they ran a successful business in the community.
Ellie became a realtor and sold real estate in the Punxsutawney area for Allemang Real Estate.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, aunt, and sister. She was a caring friend to many and always welcomed friends and family into her home with an open heart. She always wanted to help others and even in her later years spent many hours crocheting blankets for residents of a nearby nursing home. Her sweet and gentle soul will be greatly missed.
In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her two daughters, Ann and husband Scott Etchberger of Sedona, Ariz. and Beth and husband Dale Reeder of Dillsburg, Pa.; one granddaughter, Caitlin Li Minn Reeder; three sisters, Susanne Baker and husband Jim of DuBois, Pa., Jean Minch and husband Chris of Lebanon, Pa., and Joan Lake of Greensburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney, Pa.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2016, at SS Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Riccardo.
Interment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Reynoldsville, Pa.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.
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Shumaker Funeral Home Inc
115 E Union St
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
(814) 938-5421
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Published in The Courier Express on Mar. 16, 2016