2013-01-23 / Obituaries

Mildred M. Truax McConnellsburg, 74

Mildred M. Truax, 74, McConnellsburg, died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Manor-Care nursing home, Chambersburg, Pa.

She was born in Big Cove Tannery, Pa., February 14, 1938, the daughter of the late Virgil and Ruby J. (Johnson) Bishop. She was the widow of Charles E. Truax Jr., whom she married on May 15, 1955, and he passed away on March 23, 2012.

She worked at the Sagner sewing factory in Mc- Connellsburg until closing and then retired from the Stanley Co. in Chambersburg. After retiring, she worked at the American Legion Post #561 in McConnellsburg, and The Boar’s End in McConnellsburg, Pa., until 2008.

She is survived by daughters: Betty L. O’Hara of Palmetto, Fla.; Vicki L. Truax- Woodson of Frederick, Md.; Tonya L. Schetrompf of Mc- Connellsburg; a son, Charles E. Truax III of McConnellsburg; sisters: Martha Shoemaker of Big Cove Tannery; Helen Gracey of Waterfall; Lois Cobaugh of Hummellstown, Pa.; Elena Seiders of Middletown, Pa.; Nancy Bryner of Berkley Springs, W.Va.; brothers: Calvin Bishop of Hagerstown; Charles Bishop of McConnellsburg; Harold Bishop of McConnellsburg; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters: Dorothy Jean Bishop and Mary Jane Fetters, and brothers William Allen Bishop and George D. Bishop.

Services were held at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Pastor Lyle Mellott officiated. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences at www.howardlsipes.com.

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