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Obituary of Mildred Kathryn Carner


Mildred Kathryn Carner, passed from her life here on earth on Friday, October 16, 2009 at the Wynwood House in Centre Hall.

She was born July 24, 1915, in Marsh Creek, and was a daughter of the late Charles F. Boone and Theresa Delaney Boone. Her mother died in 1918 Asian Flu Epidemic when Mildred was 3 years old, and she and her siblings were raised by their father, their late aunt, Elizabeth Boone, and their late uncle, James Boone.

She attended Walker Twp. High School in Hublersburg. On Dec. 31, 1934, she married Guy W. Carner, who died in May 1975.

Before her marriage, she lived on the Struble farm in Zion. After marriage, she and Guy lived in Zion, where she served as a mid-wife and assisted in several births. In 1941, they moved to Hecla Park (Mingoville), where Mildred cleaned houses, did washings and ironings, took in hunters during deer season, worked at the Nittany Country Club, and acted as assistant postmistress for the Mingoville Post Office. She also grew a huge garden and solid flowers and vegetables to the country club and summer residents in cottages around the park.

After residing in Hecla for 51 years, Mildred moved to Bellefonte (when she was 80) and lived in her own apartment for 10 years until she could no longer do steps because of disc degeneration. She moved in with her daughter, Natalie Gedon, in State College. In August 2008, she became a resident at the Wynwood House in Centre Hall, where she was blessed with many friendships and wonderful loving care from the staff.

Mildred loved to cook and her table was never just a simple meal, but a "Thanksgiving Feast." Her strawberry jelly, apple pies and applesauce were favorites among many. She was never idle and always grateful for everything she had. She loved being with her friends, calling them her angels on earth. On her 90th birthday, she hosted a special birthday party for both her friends and family. Mildred was member of the Nittany Valley Alliance Church in Mingoville. She lived by the four P's - Prayer, Promise, Perseverance and Peace.

Mildred is survived by her daughter, Natalie, of State College; six grandchildren, Catherine (Kate) Reiter (Dennis), of Bellefonte, Karen Yost (Dale), of Delaware, Richard C. Gedon, of State College, Linda Richter-Scillia (Anthony), of Dingman's Ferry, JR Greninger (Stacy), of Colorado, and Jason Greninger and his friend, Claire Faulkner, of Colorado. She was Nanny II to her seven great-grandchildren, Jessica Crowley (Marcus), Crystal Marnati, RJ Gedon and friend Ashley, Dayna Richter, Alex Richter, Anthony Scilla Jr. and Zachary Scilla. She also had three great-great grandchilden, Skylar Crowley, and twins Joshua and Kaylee Gedon.

She is also survived by her son-in-law, Eugene Greninger (Ginny); her nieces, Carolyn Nelson, Mary Beth Hall (Bill), Suzanne Harpster (Richard), Darlene Graham (Richard), Diane Weaver (Roy) and Barbara Brown (Richard); and her nephews, Steve Snyder (Marcia), and Boyd Edwin Grieb (Genevia). She was known as Aunt Middie to each of her nieces, nephews and their offspring.

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles W. Carner; a daugher, Marjorie K. Greninger; an infant brother; Frank, a son-in-law, Richard A. Gedon; a brother, Charles V. Boone and his wife, Esther; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Boone Snyder.

Visitation will be from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Nittany Valley Alliance Church, 1004 Nittany Valley Dr., Bellefonte. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Please come with a story to share.

Burial will be at the Zion Union Cemetery. The burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, you may make contributions to the Nittany Valley Alliance Church, 1004 Nittany Valley Dr., Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. or to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 109 McAllister St., State College, Pa. 16801; or to the Wynwood House, 122 Wynwood Dr., Centre Hall, Pa. 16828.

Name of Deceased

Mildred Kathryn Carner

Date of Death


Funeral Home

Kader-Neff Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

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