Margaret M. “Marge” Lanich, 90, of Clearfield died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 11, 1922, the daughter of the late Bernard T. and Susan K. (Knarr) Rafferty.
Mrs. Lanich was employed as a housekeeper in many households throughout the Clearfield area over the years. She was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church.
Mrs. Lanich is survived by six children, Sharon Y. Stewart of Rochester, NY, Virginia Lee Hayward and her husband, Kenneth Larry of Woodland, John C. Lanich of Washington, D.C., Patricia Jane Waite and her husband, Richard Allen of Smoke Run, Donald Eugene Lanich of DuBois and Shelly Lynn Lanich of Texas, 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Christian Ellsworth Lanich, whom she married Oct. 26, 1939 and who died Nov. 23, 1960; eight brothers, Lewis, Roy Bernard, Wallace, Howard, William, Joseph, George and Truman Rafferty and two sisters, Nora Hoyt and Blanche Rafferty.
Honoring Mrs. Lanich wishes, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Centre Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Francis Catholic Church or the St. Francis Catholic Endowment Fund, 212 S. Front St., Clearfield, PA 16830.
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.