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Grace A. Posten Newberry, 95,

Mrs. Grace A. Posten Newberry, 95, of Tunkhannock, PA, passed away at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. She was born in West Pittston, the daughter of the late John and Jennie Richards Posten. She was the widow of Elwood Newberry.

A member of the Tunkhannock Baptist Church, she worked at the Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory in Tunkhannock and retired from the Owens-Illinois Corp., Pittston. She was a 50-year member of the Grange. She enjoyed crocheting and doing embroidery work and she loved to read her Bible.

Grace was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Allen; brothers, Lester, George and Daniel Posten and a sister, Martha Wandall.

Survivors include her sons, Daniel Allen, William Allen and his wife, Mary, Wayne Allen and his wife, Carol, all of Tunkhannock; a sister, Mary Button of Springville; 11 grandchildren, Jane Murray, Danny Allen, Nancy Jurista, Andy Allen, Matthew and Rebecca Allen, Roxanne Gulich, Debbie Lizza, Richard Allen, Eric Hollister and Amy Wiktor; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Harding-Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Rev. Thomas Mott officiating. Interment was in Prevost Cemetery, Tunkhannock. Friends called at the funeral home on Sunday from 4 to 7.

Memorial contributions can be made to Humane Society of Wyoming County, PO Box 478, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

For directions or to send an online condolence, please visit aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.

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