Obituary Notice: Pearl T. McCracken

Obituary Notice: Pearl T. McCracken (Provided photo)

Pearl T. McCracken, 92, of Kerrmoor entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at the Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. McCracken was born April 6, 1925 in Jordan Township, the daughter of Blair and Agnes (Owens) Tubbs.

She attended the Green Run School of Marron. She graduated from Practical Bible Training, which is now the Davis College in Johnson City, NY.

Mrs. McCracken had worked for several years at a Jewish Mission in Brooklyn, NY. She also ministered to the children of Clearfield County through Sunday school teaching, child evangelism and starting various Vacation Bible Schools.

She was a homemaker, wonderful mother and friend. She was known for her home-made bread and butter and always having cookies in the freezer for all who visited her.

She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church of Ansonville.

She is survived by four children, Kathleen Braid and her husband, Dann of Lansing, NY, Peggy McCully and her husband, Jeffery and Carlton R. ”Rich” McCracken Jr. and his wife, Marlene, all of Curwensville, and Julie Beth McCracken of Brockway.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Cindy Benequez, Jeffery and Katie McCully, Matthew and Joshua McCracken, Elisabeth Peterson and Michael Braid, 13 great -grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the last member of her generation. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carlton R. McCracken.

She was also preceded in death by five sisters, Margaret Predmore, Emma Summers, Ruth McCracken, Mary Tubbs and Cartha Robbins; three brothers, John, Blake and Roy Tubbs; and a foster brother, George Daugherty

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at the Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Engle officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Marron.

Friends will be received from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc. of Clearfield and from 10 a.m. Friday until the services at the church.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Zion Baptist Church, 12004 Tyrone Pike, Irvona, PA 16656.

The family would like to thank Ridgeview Healthcare and Rehabilitation for the love and care that their staff gave to their mother.

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