Born July 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Skorupski.
She attended Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg.
Mrs. Avery graduated from high school in Newark, NJ. She was the original owner of the former Avery Coal Company, Power Contracting, Helena Coal Company and the Philipsburg Coal and Land Company. She was then the owner/operator of the former TLC Animal Haven in West Decatur.
In 1946 she wed Meredith Avery who preceded her in death in 1975.
She is survived by her daughter, Ann L. O’Dell and her husband Randy of Munson; a sister, Stell A. Veliky of Chester Hill; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Funeral Masss will be celebrated on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg with the Rev. Robert J. Kelly as celebrant. Burial will be held in the Philipsburg Cemetery.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg.