SELINSGROVE Jean E. Boonie, 86, formerly of Middlecreek Road, Selinsgrove, entered peacefully into eternal rest at 10:05 a.m. Feb. 8, 2014, at the Manor at Penn Village in Selinsgrove.
She was born on March 9, 1927, in Mifflin County, a daughter of the late Jay L. and Hattie V. (Knepp) Snook. On Jan. 29, 1944, she was married to Fredrick I. Boonie, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1983. Jean and her husband where married by Pastor Herbert B. Zechman.
Jean attended school in Beaver Springs.
Jean E. Boonie
Earlier in life, Jean was employed at Chef Boyardee and was a loving homemaker.
Jean was previously a member of St. John's Ridge Lutheran Church in McClure.
She enjoyed crocheting, baking and doing embroidery.
Surviving are: two daughters and one son-in-law, Kay L. and Alan S. Goss and Gloria J. Besek; six grandchildren, Allyson Folk, Kristin Moyer, Westy Bell, Starr Auker, Shauna Kerstetter and Janell Boonie; seven great-granddaughters and four great-grandsons, Taylor and Dyllan Folk, Coryn and Christopher Moyer, Raeley and Paige Stewart, Gabriel Kerstetter, Mickayla and Emily Auker and Conner and Karissa Bell; two brothers, Dale W. Snook and Dennis E. Snook; one daughter-in-law, Marla J. Boonie; three sisters, Arlene A. Bickel, Myrtle J. Arnold and Edna M. Baker; and two sisters-in-law, Betty R. Snook and Anna P. Snook.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Fredrick I. Boonie II, in 2013; one nephew, Leon Brininger; one niece, Carol Walker; three brothers, Orval J. Snook, Aurie A. Snook and Otis P. Snook; one sister, Geradline M. Brininger; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Snook and Bonnie J. Snook.
Friends and family will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Pheasant Funeral Home, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Stratton officiating.
Burial will be held after the funeral service in St. John's Black Oak Ridge Cemetery in McClure.
Contributions in Jean's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.