Althea H. Crawford, 90, of Bellefonte, formerly of Falls Creek, passed away quietly early Wednesday morning, December 12, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Bellefonte. Althea was born in Reynoldsville on November 30, 1928 to Reed and Julia (Maxim) Dickey of Reynoldsville. She attended Reynoldsville School and worked at Sylvania in Brookville. She married her husband, William J. Crawford, in Reynoldsville on July 15, 1949. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2014 after sharing 65 years of marriage together. Althea was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed baking and cooking, taking care of her children and pets, and visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Althea was a member Beechwoods Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed baking pies for church functions and helping with the annual bazaar. She is survived by five daughters: Carol and husband Howard of Falls Creek, Donna and husband Chuck of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Janet and husband Tom of Bellefonte, Pam and husband Dave of DuBois and Nancy and husband Scott of Tionesta. Eight grandchildren: Jason Harris and wife Kristina of Horseheads, NY, Zach Harris of Bellefonte, Sean Harris and wife Cierra of Bellefonte, Ashley Hall and husband Jesse of Bellefonte, James Nelson and Lauren Nelson of DuBois, Joshua Daum and Julia Daum of Tionesta. Four great grandchildren: Quinn and Henley Harris of Bellefonte, Leianna Harris of Horseheads, NY, and a great-granddaughter due in June. Althea is also survived by three sisters: Mary Lou Heller of East Stroudsburg, Verna Mae Martz of Reynoldsville, Bonnie Moyer of Quakertown and sisters-in-law Fran Dickey of Anita, and Edna Groves of Falls Creek. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Althea was preceded in death by her husband, William; sisters Katherine, Hazel, Myrtle; brothers Morris and Albert, sister-in-law Betty Curry; and brothers-in-law Max Curry and Bernard Groves. Family and friends will be received on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 10 – 11am at the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church, 14 Beechwoods Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing, beginning at 11:00am, and officiated by Reverends Dave and Emily Koehler. Final interment will take place at the Beechwoods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gateway Humane Society, 1211 Airport Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840 or Beechwoods Presbyterian Church. Online condolences and other information may be found at www.snyderdargy.com
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