Edna C. Nearhood

Edna C. Nearhood, 89, Tyrone, died Friday at Golden LivingCenter-Hillview.

She was born in Madera, daughter of Russell and Margaret (Cunliffe) Sweeney. She married John A. “Barney” Nearhood Jr. on Jan. 9, 1943, in Bisbee, Ariz., and he died May 13, 1973.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet Moyer of Tyrone; a son, Robert Allen and wife, Janet, of Altoona; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert McEwen and wife, Nancy, of Tyrone; and a sister, Shirley Fink and husband, William, of Tyrone.

She was preceded in death by nine siblings.

Edna had been employed as a nurse’s aide at Tyrone Hospital and Epworth Manor for 22 years. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Tyrone, and enjoyed reading, cooking, baking and canning.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Pastor Sarah Kim officiating. Interment will follow at Blair Memorial Park.