Mary Ruth (Temchulla) McCracken

150x184-4596087Mary Ruth (Temchulla) McCracken, age 91, of Roseville, PA, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016, at the Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital.

Mary was born on May 20, 1925, in Richmond Twp., Indiana Co., PA, to the late Frank and Stella (Yanoski) Temchulla. She graduated from Marion Center High School, class of 1943.

She married William F. McCracken Jr., on June 11, 1949, in Corsica, PA; after 62 years of marriage, William passed on November 18, 2011.

Mary worked for Sylvania in Brookville, Harrison Radiator of Buffalo, New York, and eventually she and William opened the Dairy Treat Ice Cream Stand, which served the Roseville area. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church in Corsica, PA. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, reading her Bible, going to church, and spending time with her family.

Mary is survived by 3 sons; W. James McCracken, Robert (Alicia) McCracken, Mark (Laura) McCracken; 2 daughters; Linda (John) Brosius, C. Diane (Robert) Melton, all of Brookville, PA; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; George Temchulla of Rossiter, PA; Florian Temchulla of Glen Campbell, PA; 3 sisters; Helen Lockard of Brookville, PA; Lorraine Anthony of Purcellville, VA; and Lois Brosius of Brookville, PA.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 2 – 4pm at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA, 15825. A second visitation will take place from 1 – 3pm on Sunday, October 23, 2016, also at the funeral home.

A funeral service will take place immediately following the second visitation on Sunday, beginning at 3:00pm, and officiated by the Rev. James Chase. Interment will take place at the St. John’s Cemetery (Windy Hill), Rose Twp., Jefferson Co., PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church, 296 Route 322, Corsica, PA, 15829.

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