Wilma Carolyn Garvey (1926 - 2014)

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Wilma Carolyn Garvey, 88, formerly of Seneca, of 11005 Campbell Road, Conneaut Lake, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
Born Jan. 4, 1926, in Wishaw, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Nora Secrist Rydbom. On Sept. 30, 1946, she married Elmer F. Garvey, who preceded her in death June 8, 2007.
A homemaker, Wilma attended school at Wishaw and Reynoldsville. She graduated Reynoldsville High School with the class of 1943.
She was a member of Hasson Heights Community Church in Oil City, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for several years. She was a Past Matron of Morris Chapter #14 Order of Eastern Star and she was awarded Life Membership to the Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association for outstanding service to that organization.
Wilma was employed at Sylvania Electric Co. during World War II and later served as cashier for Riverside Market. She enjoyed bowling, sewing, crafts and especially having friends in her home.
She is survived by the following children: John and Lola Harlan of San Marcos, Calif., Fred and Charlene Garvey of Conneaut Lake, Ronald and Betty Yost of Oil City, Kurt and Bonnie Garvey of Kimberling City, Mo., and Eric Garvey of Meadville; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Rydbom; six sisters: Louise Robertson, Helen Hallsten, Evelyn Buhite, Frances Colwell, June Horner and Doreen Pierce; and a granddaughter, Chevy Yost Ralph.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Morrison Funeral Home, 110 Petroleum St., Oil City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jamie Fowler, officiating.
Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Meadville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hasson Heights Community Church, 21 Fairview Ave, Oil City PA 16301.
Visit the Tribute Wall at www.morrisonhome.com to share a memory or leave a condolence.
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Published in The Courier Express from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2014