Thelma J. Bitting, 90, of Pine Grove Mills, died at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at her home.
Born September 18, 1927 in Fayette Township, Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late William and Hazel (Shelley) Spece. On January 22, 1949, she married her late husband, Clair I. Bitting, with whom she was blessed to spend nearly 63 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 14, 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas Bitting and his wife Cyndi, of Mifflintown, John Bitting, of Pine Grove Mills; siblings Sarah Davis, of Bull’s Gap, TN, Terry Spece, of Ickesburg; and she leaves behind two granddaughters, Aleisha Esh and her husband John, of Lewistown and Ketra Forry and her husband Keith, of Elizabethtown.
One sister, Shirley Martin, preceded her in death.
She was a 1945 graduate of Thompsontown High School and a member of the State College Assembly of God Church.
Mrs. Bitting was a homemaker, who in earlier life was employed as a typist for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and later worked on her Uncle Paul and Aunt Anna Mae Guyer’s poultry farm.
Thelma loved to read her Bible and was a kind soul, a loving mother and grandmother.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 9, 2018 from the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc. 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville with the Rev. Kenneth Hepner officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery, Millerstown.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service, Friday, February 9, 2018 at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial contributions in Mrs. Bitting’s memory may be made to the State College Assembly of God Missions Fund, 2201 University Drive, State College, PA 16801.