Frances Orwick, 88, of Philipsburg, PA and formerly of Morrisdale, PA passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg, PA.
She was the daughter of the late Gurnee & Elsie (Yingling) McClellan, born on March 10, 1925 in Philipsburg, PA. Her husband, Roscoe H. Orwick preceded her in death on August 30, 1970.
Mrs. Orwick was a member of the First Church of Christ in Philipsburg, PA and attended the Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Allport, PA. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Auxiliary, Aerie #812, Clearfield, PA; a member of the Aster Rebekah Lodge #177, IOOF; a former state officer in the Rebekah Lodge; and a member of the Valley Voices of Philipsburg, PA.
She was employed with Charles Navasky & Co. in Philipsburg, PA until her retirement. She attended the former Philipsburg High School. And she enjoyed quilting, sewing ceramics and singing.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: a son, Edward (Bugger) Orwick; a grandson, Michael Denochick; a great-grandson Brandon Denochick; three sisters, Ruth Ellen Miller, Mary Snyder and Betty Bell; and five brothers, Glenn Yingling, Clarence Yingling, George McClellan, Andrew McClellan and Nathan McClellan.
Mrs. Orwick is survived by: two daughters, Jane Green & her husband, George of Clermont, FL, and Susan Denochick of Morrisdale, PA; two sons, Alfred (Dom) Orwick & his wife Tonya of Howard, PA; and John (Smoke) Orwick & his fiancee Robin Leigey of Morrisdale, PA; a sister, Lena McClellan of Philipsburg, PA: thirteen grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by: a daughter-in-law, Maxine Orwick of Morrisdale; and her two best friends, Edie Brown of Clearfield and Jeff Ennis of Morrisdale.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Allport Cemetery in Allport, PA.
The funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 179 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg, PA.
Online condolences may be submitted to www.beezerheathfh.com.