Robert Clair Wriglesworth (1931 - 2016)

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Robert Clair Wriglesworth, 85, of Hepburnia, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 1, 2017, at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 4, 1931, in Hepburnia, Grampian RD, he was the son of Clair and Hilda (Rishell) Wriglesworth. He was the owner/operator of the Knob Farm in Hepburnia for all of his lifetime. He was a 1950 graduate of Clearfield High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War from 1954 through 1956.
He was a birthright member of the West Branch Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Grampian and was a 70 year and 7th degree member of the Penn Grange in Grampian. He had been the Hepburnia 4-H leader, a past president of the Grampian PTA, a past president of the Curwensville Band Association, was a member of and had served as a trustee for the Grampian-Penn-Bloom Vol. Fire Co., and was a member of the Advisory Council for the Grampian Boy Scouts.
He was a member of the Grampian Days Committee, had sung with the Grampian Choir and was awarded the Grampian "Citizen of the Year" in 2007. He had served on the Grampian Park Committee, was Secretary/Treasurer of Penn Township, had served as an agent for the Grange Mutual Insurance Company, was a member of the Grampian American Legion and had served as Commander of the Honor Guard for the annual Grampian Memorial Day Service and throughout his life had been a member of various farm organizations.
On Sept. 12, 1956, in the Friends Meeting House, he wed the former Nancy Lee McFadden who preceded him in death on June 2, 1989. He was also preceded in death by his parents and three sisters/brothers-in-law and a brother-in-law: Frances and Carlton Pentz, Ella and Charles "Bud" Bell, Catherine and Siegie Schwarzbach and William Hinneburg.
Surviving are a son and two daughters: Robert J. "Jeff" Wriglesworth and wife Karen, Donna McGary and husband Marty and Lori Rancik and husband Mike all of Hepburnia. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Brian Wriglesworth and wife Sarah, Elizabeth Wisor and husband Adam, Adam McGary and wife Justine, Abby Stiles and husband Colt, Justin McGary and fiancée Kara Melillo, Nate McGary and wife Kim, Mary Beth Moslak and husband Jimmy, Katie Williard and husband Nate and John "Speedy" Rancik.
Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren: Asher and Rosalie Wriglesworth; Eli and Madelyn Wisor; Kael, Adalie and Silas McGary; Iree, Shane and Mailey Stiles; and Sullivan McGary; as well as two sisters and a brother: Madeline Miller and husband John "Jack" and Joe Wriglesworth and wife Lois both of Hepburnia and Jean Hinneburg of Newport Richey, Fla.
Funeral services for Robert C. Wriglesworth will be held at the Friends Meeting House, First Street, Grampian, on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., with Mr. Mark McFadden as Overseer. Interment will follow in the Friends Cemetery in Grampian.
Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, from 2 to 8 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., when the procession will depart for the meeting house.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the Rice Foundation, P.O. Box 541867, Grand Prairie, TX 75054; Special Olympics of Clearfield County, P.O. Box 335, Hyde, PA 16843; or Home for Our Troops, 6 Main Street, Taunton, MA 02780
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 3, 2017
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