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Obituary of Elsie Lorraine Witherite, 76


Elsie Lorraine Witherite, 76, of Pleasant Gap, passed away unexpectedly at Mount Nittany Medical Center on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Elsie was born in Lemont on February 21, 1942, the daughter of the late Reuben T. and Anna Loretta (Hall) Witherite. She was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School.

Surviving are two sisters, Joann Warefield, of Bellefonte, and Audrey “Susie” Witherite, of Pleasant Gap, and two brothers, Robert M. Witherite, Sr., (Anna), of Loganton, and Reuben O. Witherite (Connie), of Pleasant Gap. Also surviving are five nieces, Dianne Pighetti (Jeff), of Pine Grove Mills, Lori Nichols (Steve), of Bellefonte, Betsy Holmes (Robert), of North Carolina, Kathy Witherite (Bob Miller), of Howard, and LeeAnn Kuhn (Dan), of West Virginia, and four nephews, Robert M. Witherite, Jr. (Hilda), of Bellefonte, Edward Witherite (Mary), of Bellefonte, and Glenn Warefield (Colleen), of Bellefonte, and Reuben J. Witherite, of Poconos, PA; and 15 great nieces and nephews.

In her earlier years, Elsie was active in horse back riding. She was a member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club. At least four family members went on the riding outings. Elsie was a very generous person, both with people and animals. She was always searching for stray cats who needed a warm and loving home. None of the animals that she encountered ever went hungry.

Her working life included Albert F. Williams Insurance Agency, Centre County Court House, Spring Township, and Rider Insurance Agency.

A public viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 9:30am-11am at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. at 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 11am at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Hublersburg Cemetery in Walker Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elsie’s memory to Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church at 179 S. Main Street, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823 or to the Pleasant Gap Fire Company at 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823.

Name of Deceased

Elsie Lorraine Witherite



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Funeral Home

Wetzler Funeral Home

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