Louise I. DEPEW, 87, of Camp Hill, PA, formerly of Wellsville, NY, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 in West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA.
Born March 28, 1930, in Wellsville, she was the daughter of Olin and Helen Swarthout Barnes.
On February 10, 1951, in the Christian Temple, Wellsville, she married Neil Morgan Depew, who predeceased her on April 16, 2015.
She was a longtime resident of the Petrolia, NY area. Louise was a member of the Christian Temple, now Grace United Church, Petrolia Grange, and a life-long member of the Petrolia Hose Co Auxiliary. She worked a short period of time for Kaiser Glove Factory. Louise was a Cub Scout Den Mother and for years after her own children were grown, she baby-sat for many families in the Wellsville area. Her love and concern for her family was her passion in life. She enjoyed baking, knitting, camping, and bird watching.
Surviving are: a son, Douglas (Judy) Depew of Wellsville; three daughters, Debra (Chuck) Stahara of Camp Hill, PA, Diane (Hal) Branham of Glendale, AZ, and Denise (Daryl) Ordiway of Wellsville; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister Patricia Smith; a brother Donald (Sharon) Barnes; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents; and brother-in-law, Roland Smith.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, February 16, 2018 in the Christian Temple, 99 Maple Ave., Wellsville, with the Rev. David Potts officiating. A luncheon will follow in Grace United Church, 289 North Main St., Wellsville, NY. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Church or Hart Comfort House.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.