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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Muriel C. Gustafson, 87, Port Allegany, PA

PORT ALLEGANY- Muriel C. Gustafson, 87, of E. Vine St., died Thursday (Mar. 19, 2009) at her home, after a lengthy illness.

Born August 29, 1921, in Jamestown, NY, she was a daughter of Fred H. and Anna Larson Conner. On Oct. 11, 1944, in Jamestown, NY, she married J. Howard Gustafson, who survives. They were married 64 years.

Mrs. Gustafson graduated from the Jamestown High School, Class of 1940; and the WCA Hospital School of Nursing.

She worked as a registered nurse with the former Port Allegany Community Hospital and later with St. Francis Hospital, Olean, NY, retiring in 1987, as evening supervisor.

She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Port Allegany, where she was lay reader and member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women’s Association. She was a former president of the S.W. Smith Library, and played Library Bridge and 500; past member of the Port Allegany Nursing Association, and past director and provider with Meals on Wheels, Port Allegany.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Howard, are three sons, James D. (Laurel) Gustafson and Mark C. Gustafson both of Port Allegany, and William F. (Patricia) Gustafson of Hummelstown, PA; a daughter, Nancy L.. (Brian) Nelson of Carlisle, PA; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce (Ted) Larson of Jamestown, NY; and a niece.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from noon till 1 p.m. Sunday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, with Rev. Thomas Beam, pastor, officiating.

Memorials can be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, McKean County VNA Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Jim and Laurel, I am sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers.