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Arlene L. Yocum

Nov 20, 2012

Arlene L. Yocum, 94, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born in Washington Township, Lycoming County, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Bruce L. and Grace (Bair) Gruver.

Arlene was the widow of Charles E. Yocum Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1996. She was a 1935 graduate of Montgomery-Clinton High School. Earlier in life she had been employed as a feller at the H.D. Bobb Shirt Factory at Montgomery and also at the Hurrs Dairy Store at Muncy.

Arlene was a member of the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church at Montgomery and the Eagle Grange No. 1 at Montgomery.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol A. and Harry Riddell, Elimsport, Donna A. and Kenneth Black, Allentown, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. and Sharon Yocum Jr., Lansdale, Pa. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Arlene was preceded in death by her son, Jack E. Yocum, on April 29, 2010, and by five brothers, John Gruver, Harold Gruver, Bill Gruver, Albert Gruver and Jay Bruce Gruver.

Funeral services were conducted from the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, with Reverend Viking E. Dietrich, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pa., at 2:30 p.m. Friends called on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752. Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.