Mrs. Ethel W. Cobb, 95, formerly of Forkston Twp., PA, passed away on Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock, where she had been a resident for the last 18 months.
She was born on Clapper Hill, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford Co., on Oct. 17, 1918, daughter of the late Harry Olin and Ina Beeman Wootton. The early years of Ethel’s life were spent on Clapper Hill, where she went to school and graduated from the Camptown High School with the Class of 1936. She would later graduate from the Mansfield Teachers College and then teach school for many years at the Stevensville Elementary School. Mrs. Cobb was the wife of the late Raymond W. Cobb, who passed away in January 1985.
Being a homemaker for her husband and their family, she was a tremendous loving wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are her children and their spouses, Vivian and John Schiffgens of Venice, FL and Gary and Mary Cobb of Forkston, as well as her nine grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Rae, and a greatgranddaughter, Elari Schiffgens.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Camptown Cemetery in Camptown. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main St., Laceyville.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Forkston United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Diane Lewis, 1941 SR 87, Forkston Twp., PA 18629 or to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Vickie Ellis, 2198 Clapper Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623.
Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.