Conklin, Raymond


Raymond E. “Ray” Conklin

Raymond E. “Ray” Conklin, 85, of Philipsburg, died December 18, 2016, at his residence.

Born May 22, 1931, in Wallaceton, he was a son of the late Frank B. and Elva Elizabeth (Knepp) Conklin.

Ray was a member of the First Church of Christ, (Tyrone Pike) RD Philipsburg. He was an US Army veteran.Image of the US Army Seal

He was married on June 6, 1955, in Cookeville, Tennessee, to the former Pauline Jackson, who preceded him in death on August 12, 2011.

He was the owner / operator of Ray Conklin’s Automatic Transmission Service, of (Graham Station) RD Philipsburg, until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by four brothers: Clarence “Mick,” Charles “Chub,” Robert “Reed” and Howard Conklin.

Ray is survived by two sons, Rick L. Conklin and his wife, Lori, of Bellefonte and Stanley Dale Conklin and his wife, Holly, of Philipsburg; four grandchildren: Joseph Conklin and his wife, Dana, of Pleasant Gap, Jennifer McKenrick and her husband, Scott, (SSgt., US Army), of Homer City, and Lisa and Rachel Conklin, both of Philipsburg; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Gearhart, of Philipsburg and Grace Ogden, of Pennsylvania; one brother, Walter Conklin, of West Decatur; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, with Rev. William R. Fowler, Officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 4 to 8 pm and on Friday, December 23, 2016, from 9 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.

Interment will be in Philipsburg Cemetery, Philipsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s memory to First Church of Christ, 1437 Tyrone Pike, Philipsburg, Pa 16866.

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