Ann Christine Bannon
Ann Christine Bannon, 87, a lifelong resident of Osceola Mills and more recently of (North) Philipsburg, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Wynwood House at Greenhills, State College.
Born August 4, 1929, in Philipsburg, she was a daughter of August “Gust” and Anna (Yasovsky) Tekely, both of whom preceded her in death.
Ann was a graduate of the former Philipsburg High School.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Osceola Mills for most of her life. While a member of Immaculate Conception, she served in the church choir and the Altar-Rosary Society. Later in life, Ann and her husband, Don were members of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg.
Ann was a homemaker. She also operated an alterations / seamstress business out of her home for many years. She was a founder and instrumental leader of the Osceola Mills Public Library Story Hour Program for over twenty years. Ann enjoyed a number of hobbies which included: sewing, coordinating many family reunions and a devotion to caring for her family.
Ann was married on February 7, 1948, in Philipsburg, to Donald J. Bannon, whom survives at Wynwood House at Greenhills, State College.
She is also survived by three daughters: Cynthia Murphy and her husband, Alan, of Philipsburg, Teri Hudish and her husband, Daniel, of Nazareth, Michelle Reno and her husband, Michael, of Somerville, New Jersey; two sons, Gary Bannon and his wife, Sue (Townsend), of Harrisburg and Richard Bannon and his wife, Genya (Guillard), of Ramey; one sister, Mary Ann (Tekely) Pollock of North Tonawanda, New York; fifteen grandchildren, Thomas Bannon, James Bannon, Julianne Brett and her husband, Darin, Robert Bannon and his wife, Paula, Benjamin Bannon and his wife, Lorri, Bethany Bannon, Jon Paul Bannon, Alissa (Murphy) Smethers and her husband, Joshua, Brittany Murphy, Lauren Murphy, Kevin Hudish, Jill Hudish, Molly Hudish, Seth Reno and Aubrey Reno; six great-grandchildren: Emerson and Arlowe Brett, Grace, Claire and Jack Bannon, and Lillian Becker; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 10:00 am at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg, with Rev. Joseph Staszewski, Celebrant.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 5 to 8 pm at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg.
Interment will be at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, RD Philipsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 400 S. 4th Street, Philipsburg, Pa 16866.
A special thanks to the Greenhills Village/ Wynwood House and 365 Hospice for the exemplary loving care they provided to Ann.