Gertrude H. "Gertie" McGuire
Gertrude H. "Gertie" McGuire, 91, of 145 Elk Ave., Kane, died early Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital after a brief illness.Born Oct. 4, 1922 in Kane, she was the daughter of Giles and Marie Anderson Conklin. On Aug. 31, 1943 in Kane, she married James P. McGuire, who died in 1976.Gertie was a waitress at the former Arcade Restaurant in the 1960s, and later worked at Stackpole for many years, both in Kane.She was a member of The Presbyterian Church in Kane, a longtime member of the Mountain Grange #1307 in Kane, and volunteered at the Salvation Army in Kane for many years.Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Perryman of Ridgway; three sons, Paul McGuire of Millerstown, Thomas "Turtle" McGuire of Mt. Jewett and John McGuire of Warren, plus 15 grandchildren, including Jodi Jafari of Florence, Italy; 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband and parents, by a sister and three brothers, and a niece, Maridel Conklin.Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Friday from 6-8 p.m., and are invited to a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at The Presbyterian Church in Kane with the rev. Rebecca Taylor, pastor, officiating. Interment will have taken place earlier Saturday morning at Forest Lawn Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to The Presbyterian Church, 103 Greeves St., Kane, PA 16735.Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.