Leona Richlin | 1916 - 2008 | Obituary

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Leona Richlin

Born: March 09, 1916
Died: September 12, 2008

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September 12, 2008


Mrs. Leona Richlin, age 92, of Dushore, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, September 12, 2008 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.

Leona was born in West Wyoming, PA on March 9, 1916 a daughter of the late Francis & Nellie Ostrowski Shilkowski. Her family moved to Overton in 1920 and she married Theodore R. Richlin on January 19, 1931. He predeceased her on February 23, 1973.

Leona and her husband operated a dairy farm in Forks Township most of their lives. After retiring she moved to Cherry Mills. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She also worked at the former Herman V. Rynveld’s Son Corp. in New Albany and the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Mfg. Co. of Mildred, PA.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Dushore and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, a life member of VFW Post 384 Auxiliary, New Albany, and a member of Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion Auxiliary, Dushore, PA. Leona very much enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

Three sons:
James H. (Mary) Richlin New Albany, PA
Raymond E. (Shirley) Richlin Dushore, PA
Carl J. Richlin Dushore, PA

Two daughters:
Mrs. Theresa Weaver Dushore, PA
Mrs. Ruth (Ronald) Thomas Forksville, PA

13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Theodore Francis Richlin on Dec. 25, 1952 and two infant children; and 4 sisters, Sister Honoria Shilkowski IHM, Scranton; Stella Pinkoski and Marian Shilkowski both of Nanticoke; and Helen Richlin of Dushore; a brother, John Shilkowki of Dushore.

A Transferal Service will be held on Tuesday, Sept 16, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Overton, PA with the Rev. Joseph R. Hornick, her pastor, presiding. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton, PA.

Friends may call on Monday, Sept. 15th from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The member of St. Basil’s – St. Francis Altar and Rosary Society will recite the rosary at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

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