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Blanche Love, 97,

Blanche Love, 97, died peacefully at the home of her son, Robert Love in Sanford, FL on Friday, June 24, 2011. The daughter of Fred W. and Pearl Montross Howell, she was born on Jan. 21, 1914 in Centermoreland, PA.

She resided for 76 years in Mehoopany, where, for over three decades, she assisted her husband, Henry, in the management of the family’s dairy farm, coal and transportation businesses.

She was an active member of her community and the Mehoopany Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years. She also furnished weekly church service floral arrangements for 50 years, using flowers primarily from her own manicured gardens. She was an avid member of the Mehoopany Women’s Club, United Methodist Women’s Group and Mehoopany Ladies Sewing Club.

Blanche was an accomplished cook, artist, gardener, floral arranger, landscaper and computer user. She e-mailed family and friends on a regular basis and enjoyed surfing the Internet for news, weather and websites of interest until she was well into her 90s. She was an intelligent, ambitious, dedicated woman of faith and will be missed, but never forgotten by her loving family and loyal friends.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Henry K. Love, sister, Hazel Jacques and brother, Frank Howell.

Survivors include her son, Robert Love and his wife, Rebecca; granddaughter, Sarah; brother, Glenn Howell, and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

A memorial service celebrating Blanche’s life will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at the Mehoopany Methodist Church, followed by a luncheon in the church basement. Family and friends wishing to honor Blanche’s memory are encouraged to send donations to the Mehoopany Methodist Church Memorial Fund.


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