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Lucille E. Isbell, 87,


Lucille E. Isbell, 87, widow of Alton H. Isbell of Ulster RR2, Ulster Twp., PA, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp. Born Oct. 4, 1923, in Herrick Twp., she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Florence Roof Atwood. Lucille attended Towanda High School.

On Nov. 12, 1941, she married Alton H. Isbell and assisted him in the operation of their dairy farm in Ulster Twp. for 57 years until their retirement.

Lucille was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, the church choir and Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her children, Barbara Bailey and husband, Russell Bailey of Towanda, Phyllis Otis and husband, Gary Otis of Wyalusing RR1, Janet Astare and husband, Ed Astare of Monroeton, Sue Adams of Milan and her friend, Joe Regan, Richard Isbell and wife, Mary Isbell of Ulster RR2; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clifford Isbell of Ulster RR2, Alfred Isbell of Dushore; sister-in-law, Aileen Isbell of Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and her faithful canine companion, Rudy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Alton H. Isbell on Feb. 18, 2008; her brother, George Atwood; son-in-law, Greg Adams; sisters-in-law, Blanche Sheridan, Elizabeth Finnerty, Bertha Isbell, Lois J. Isbell and Eleanor Isbell and brothers-in-law, Floyd, James and Clarence Isbell.

The funeral service will be held Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in the Ulster Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church, c/o Kathy Wolstenholme, RR 1, Box 277-B, Towanda, PA 18848, to the Dialysis Unit of the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Lucille’s memory.




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