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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gertrude Elaine “Peg” Rixford, 90, of 145 Indian Creek Road, Eldred, PA

Gertrude E. “Peg” Rixford  “Beloved Mother and Grandmother”

Gertrude ElainePegRixford, 90, of 145 Indian Creek Road, Eldred, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born August 29, 1922 in Bingham Township, PA, she was a daughter of Walter H. and Gertrude A. McCarthy Cornell. In 1944 she married Frank McClune who died in 1945. In 1947 in Ischua, NY, she married Hugh S. Rixford, who died in 1982.

Mrs. Rixford attended Duke Center Elementary School and was a graduate of Eldred High School. During World War II she was employed at the former Eldred Munitions Plant and was later employed at the former Acme Electric in Allegany, NY.

She enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles and crocheting. She most especially loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Rixford was a lifelong resident of Eldred.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon E. (Allen) Barber of Williamsport; a son, Michael E. (Bobbie) Rixford of Eldred; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren: a brother, Fredrick (Nancy) Cornell of Port Allegany; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Rixford was predeceased by five sisters, Reba McCarthy, Laura Cornell, Arlene Cornell, Agnes Dates, and Lorraine Malewicz; and a brother, Eugene Cornell.

At Mrs. Rixford’s request there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
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