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Obituary of Susan D. McGovern, 79


Susan D. McGovern, 79, of Pennsylvania Furnace died Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Centre Crest, Bellefonte.

She was born April 24, 1939, in Bellefonte; a daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Corl) Dawson.

Susan was a wonderful mother to her six children. She took pleasure in cooking, going on camping trips and watching her favorite shows on TV. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were her world.

She is survived by her six children; Jeffrey E. Poorman and his wife Jackie of PA Furnace, Robert E. Poorman and his wife Lisa of PA Furnace, Richard A. Poorman and his wife Peggy of Tyrone, Delores B. Thompson of Bellefonte, Sheri A. Shelow of Pleasant Gap, and Dennis W. Poorman of Yarnell; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Delores D. Walker of Bellefonte and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 6-8PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801. The memorial services will immediately follow The Rev. Robert Ford officiating.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at Centre County Memorial Park, State College.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be in her memory to Centre County PAWS, 1401 Trout Rd., State College, PA 16801.

An online guest book may be signed or condolences sent to the family at

Name of Deceased

Susan D. McGovern



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Funeral Home

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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