Madeline J. Moist

Sept. 15, 1928 - Jan. 16, 2017

Madeline J. Moist, 88, Sinking Valley, died Monday at her residence.

She was born in Mattawana, daughter of Howard M. and Lorma E. (Fry) Harshbarger. On Oct. 15, 1955, she married James E. Moist in McVeytown, and he preceded her in death on June 6, 2007.

Surviving are a son, Donald J. and wife, Sandy, of Eden Hill; a daughter, Deborah J. Briggs and husband, Regis, of Sinking Valley; five grandchildren: Matthew Briggs and wife, Erica, Tanner Briggs, Jim Briggs and wife, Amber, Heather Bair and Tony Moist and fiancee, Heather Bloom; five great-grandchildren: Alyssa and Lily Briggs, Caitlin and Evelyn Thompson and Madeline Bair; three sisters: Florence Boozel of McVeytown, June Rhodes of Lewistown and Marcella Colyer and husband, Fred, of McAllistertown; and a brother, John Harshbarger and wife, Pat, of Riverdale, Calif.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Thelma and Audrey; a brother, Percy; and a son, Dennis.

Madeline was a member of the Birmingham Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and sending and receiving cards.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone, the Rev. Ernie Walls officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.

Memorial gifts may be made to Birmingham Presbyterian Church, care of Linda Harris, 4453 Harris Lane, Tyrone, PA 16686.