REEDSVILLE - Theresa M. "Tess" McMillen, 94, formerly of Spanogle Avenue and Elmcroft, in Reedsville, died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center William Penn Nursing Home.
Born March 21, 1918, in Phoenixville, she was the daughter of the late John and Marcianna (Pioklo) Putz. She was preceded in death by: her first husband, Vincent S. Peiffer, in 1959, and her second husband, Earl J. McMillen, in 1989; her brothers, Benjamin, Joseph and Thomas Putz; and her sisters, Nellie Suzenski and Veronica Putz.
Tess is survived by her children, Dennison V. Peiffer and wife, Dorothy, of Lewistown, and Germaine T. Peiffer, of Tustin, Calif.
She was employed in sales at McMeen's Department Store, in Lewistown, and later at the Bon-Ton with 17 years of service.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Lewistown. She was a former member of the Lewistown Elks Ladies Auxiliary and the Lewistown Moose Ladies Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Ladies Guild Sacred Heart and was a volunteer in the Sacred Heart Thrift Shop.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Weary officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park.
Prior to her service, her family will receive friends from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tess's memory can be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9 N. Brown St, Lewistown, PA 17044.