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Giant Sportsman's Raffle at Coudersport Consistory.......100 Firearms and $10,000. Cash......100 guns will be given away in 100 days......Plus Day 101 will be the drawing for $10,000 Cash......Tickets AVAILABLE NOW FOR $100!!..........ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE!!.......Winners to be determined by the Pennsylvania Pick 3 evening drawing............Drawing runs April 1, 2018 thru July 10, 2018...........$10,000 Cash Prize drawing on July 10, 2018.........Tickets may be purchased from the Coudersport Consistory Office from 8 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday or by mail. You can pay by credit card.........Call us at 1-800-980-8490.

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Coudersport Rabies Clinic – April 7, 2018. A Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, April 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Coudersport Fire Hall. All dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old can be vaccinated against the rabies virus. The first time a dog or cat receives a vaccine, it is good for one year. Each time after that, the vaccination is good for three years. Ferrets must be vaccinated annually. All animals attending the clinic must be on a leash or in a container. Cost is $5.00 per animal. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic, LLC.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Rayola A. “Ray” Appleby, 69, of Shinglehouse, PA

Rayola A. “Ray” Appleby
“loving mother and grandmother”

Rayola A. “Ray” Appleby, 69, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, June 10, 2017, after a long illness.

 Born on January 18, 1948 in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Keith “Whitey” and Essie Newton Washburn. She was married to Paul G. Appleby, who passed away on May 12, 1989.

Ray was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse and then received an associate’s degree from Jamestown Community College in Olean. She earned her Master’s degree in Library Science from Clarion University. She was employed as a librarian at St. Bonaventure University for many years and had also been employed as a librarian at Jamestown Community College in Olean.

Ray was a lifetime member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. She was a volunteer at the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse, where she made many crocheted and knitted items for fundraising events and also did their bookkeeping. 

She loved going on trips with the Senior Center. She enjoyed doing crafts, including quilting, cross stitching, and sewing. She very much enjoyed teaching others to do crafts. Each of her children “were required” to knit their own Christmas stockings. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are four children, Pamela G. Lamb of Shinglehouse, Catrina M. (John) Powley of Hinsdale, NY, Mark J. Appleby of Fabius, NY, and Loren K. Appleby of Freedom, NY; seven grandchildren, Tory Appleby, Nathanial Appleby, Thomas Lamb, Alex Lamb, Keith Lamb, Seth Appleby, and Leesa Appleby; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Washburn of Hornell, NY; a half-brother, Neil Washburn of Olean, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ray was predeceased by a sister, Sherril Stubbs; and a son-in-law, Jerry Lamb.

Friends may call from 10am to 12 noon on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with Mr. Howard Wheeler of Ashville, NY, Ray’s cousin, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Potter County Hospice, North Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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Ronnie Reynolds said...

Pam,Trina,Mark,and Loren . We are so deeply sorry for your loss. If ya's need anything don't hesitate to get ahold of us . That's what family is for.

Duane Cunningham said...

So Sorry For Your Loss, She was a Good Lady. Pam, Anytime You Need Me Or Shanna, Always Remember We're Always Here For You.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Mark you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything let Joe and I know. We are here for you.