Anna Jeanne Gearhart

Anna Jeanne Gearhart, 96, died Tuesday afternoon at Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care.

She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late John and Bertha (Hessong) Lansberry. She married Harold E. Gearhart in August 1951, and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1986.

Surviving are two children: Zane A. and wife, Janice, of Gibsonia and Bonnie L. of Altoona; a grandson, Zane E. Gearhart and wife, Nikki; a stepgrandson, Mike J. Matone; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anna was a graduate of Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School and was a member of East End United Methodist Church, Altoona. She enjoyed gardening, baseball, especially the New York Yankees, and watching soap operas, particularly “The Young and the Restless.”

A private viewing and funeral service officiated by the Rev. Arthur D. Shotts will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be given to the American Cancer Society, Blair Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.

Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.