Obituary Notice: Edith V. Mihalko

Edith V. Mihalko, 82, of Morrisdale and formerly of West Decatur, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at UPMC Altoona.

Born Aug. 2, 1934, in LeContes Mills, she was a daughter of Clyde and Bertha (Lucas) Welch, both of whom preceded her in death.

She was of the Christian faith. She was employed as an inspector for D.D.J. Manufacturing, formerly of Madera, until her retirement.

She enjoyed sewing and watching her favorite television programs in her spare time.

She was married Nov. 10, 1991 in Philipsburg to Joseph M. Mihalko. He preceded her in death April 13, 1996.

She was also preceded in death by six sisters, Mary McFay, Gladys Martell, Bertha Collar, Eva Dodge, Theona Derbeque and Edna Best; six brothers, Carl, Haskell, Herbert, Charles, Floyd and Elmer Welch; and one son-in-law, Donald May, III.

She is survived by five daughters, Sandra Harrier and her husband, Gary of (Shiloh) Woodland, Wilma Foster and her husband, Rodney of Morrisdale, Bonnie May, of Carrolltown, Edith Fulghum and her husband, Alan of Franklin, Ga., and Trudy Farrell and her husband, William of Altoona; four sons, Edward Weld and his wife, Sara of Glen Hope, John D. Weld and his wife, Sharon of Olanta, Todd Weld and his wife, Karin of Houtzdale and Dale Weld and his wife, Sharon, of Winston, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg, with Pastor Jim Knepp officiating.

Friends will be received from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg.

Burial will be in Beulah Cemetery, (Beulah) Ramey.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second St., Suite No. 102, Clearfield, PA 16830/; the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Wormleysburg, PA 17043/; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517/

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