OBITUARY

Mary V. Wighaman

October 21, 1935October 5, 2020
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Mary Virginia Wighaman, 84, of Clearfield, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Mt. Laurel Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Wighaman was born October 21, 1935 in Clearfield, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Elvina A. “Nene” (Biondi) Walker.

She was a graduate of Clearfield High School, class of 1954. She was co-chairman of their class reunion committee for 55 years.

Mary had worked 19 years at Brody’s as office manager, Schreiber Foods formerly Clearfield Cheese Company in accounts receivable for 19 years until the closing of the plant and Dr. Jay L. Arlick as office manager for 9 years until her retirement. After 4 years of retirement she found she wasn’t ready for retirement…. after which she worked for Dr. Dotsey and Dr. Polintan.

Mrs. Wighaman was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church of Clearfield where she served on the Rosary and Altar Society and sang in the choir.

She was a member of the Jr. Women’s Club and Business and Professional Women’s Club.

Mary is survived by her husband of 63 years, J. Carl Wighaman whom she married December 28, 1957 at West Side United Methodist Church, her daughter, Barbara Lou Ann Shiner and her husband William A. of Clearfield, two grandchildren; Rebecca Elizabeth Lumpp and her husband Steve of Gibsonia and Matthew Carl Shiner of Pittsburgh, a great grandson, Brooks William Lumpp, a sister, Connie L. Young and her husband Rev. Thomas of Frenchville and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters; Judith Ann Harris and Barbara J. Miller.

Mass of Christian Burial will be said at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM with Father Brandon M. Kleckner as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 3 to 6:00 PM.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the St. Francis Educational Endowment Fund, 212 South Front Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.

To send online tributes please go to www.bennettandhouser.com

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Inge Logenburg Kyler

October 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Mary has moved on. I have been thinking of her and remembering the sleepover at her house when we were in high school. ..Also the great visits during our school reunions, etc.
Carl, we send our sympathy and prayers. It looks like we are all moving on one by one and will meet again another time, another place. God Bless!
Inge Logenburg (and Arthur J.) Kyler

PaulaRae Fetcho

October 11, 2020

Carl and Lou Ann,
It is with my very deepest sympathy, that I send my thoughts of love and prayers to you both. I am so sorry for the loss of Mary. She was a very lovely and dignified woman. Strong and always determined. A good sense of humor too, We giggled a lot of times together, (during her first stay at Mt. Laurel) most times she lifted my spirits more so than I may have did hers when we visited. I hope you find great comfort in your cherished memories of her and of the love you have for her!. I will keep you and Mary in my prayers. With Love. Paula Rae Fetcho

Marla Jury

October 11, 2020

I just want to note that being a member of the class of '54, and attending all the class reunions, I really appreciate all the work that the committee did all the time to prepare for the reunions, and to Mary who kept such great records of the class. I talked to her a few months ago regarding a classmate, and she had the answer!
Our numbers are declining, and now this means the end of the best recordkeeper we ever had. Mary, may you be at peace, and I am looking forward to our next "reunion" in the hereafter.
Marla Jordan Jury

Sharon Kavanagh

October 9, 2020

Oh Lou Ann, I loved looking through your pictures. I was so nice to see your folks along with Mr. and Mrs. Shiner with your children. The pictures of your parents with Brooks are priceless. My dad even made it into the picture of your mom walking down the aisle at your wedding. I really enjoyed seeing a picture of your pretty red house in Country Club Hills. Your mom and a long and happy life. Hugs to you dear friend and please give your dad my best.

Margaret Porter

October 9, 2020

Mary was a special friend and l injoyed the times we shared. I was privileged to work with her mother years ago. She was a big inspiration to me during my high school years. Mary and l shared many fun memories together. Rest in peace and injoy the hook up with your Mom. So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers to you all. Peggy Porter

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