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Kathryn Sarah (Nelson) Szafraniec

December 6, 1921 ~ May 28, 2020 (age 98)


Kathryn S. Szafraniec, 98, of Meadow Lands, went to be with her Lord, Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Southmont of Presbyterian Senior Care in Washington.

She was born December 6, 1921 in Meadow Lands, a daughter of John and Marjorie Ford Nelson.

Mrs. Szafraniec was a 1940 graduate of Trinity High School.

Kathryn worked as a machinist for Duncan Miller Glass making bomb fuses during World War II. She also served as mail clerk for the Meadow Lands Post Office.

Mrs. Szafraniec was a charter member of the Meadow Lands United Methodist Church, charter member of the Methodist Women’s Society and was Prayer Chain Chairperson.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, reading and flower gardening.

On January 8, 1944, she married Leonard Szafraniec who passed away June 8, 2009.

Surviving are a daughter, Elaine Kelvington (David) of Washington; three sons, Leonard J. Szafraniec Jr. (Annette) of Meadow Lands, Terrance N. Szafraniec, of Palmer, AK and David F. Szafraniec (Rose) of Meadow Lands; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A brother, John Nelson Jr. is deceased.

All services and interment are private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Church of Meadow Lands, P.O. Box 126, Meadow Lands, PA 15347.

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