NICKTOWN R.D. —
LINK – Edna (Nelen), 77, Nicktown R.D., passed away Dec. 3, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 10, 1935, in Chest Springs, daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Smith) Nelen. Preceded in death by son, Donald Joseph Link; grandson, Doug Lewis Link; son-in-law, Francis Wirfel; and eight brothers and sisters. Survived by husband, Clyde Link, to whom she was married 57 years, and these children: Theresa, wife of Theodore Cromling, North Carolina; Barbara, wife of Vern Colgan, Acme; Earl, married to the former Loreen Stiles, Nicktown; Patricia Link, and partner, Sheila Chambers, West Virginia; Linda, wife of William O’Connor, Virginia; Jean, wife of Alan Wirfel, Portage; Cynthia, wife of Tim Henderson, Revloc; and Catherine, wife of Matthew Bouch, Belsano. Also 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sister of Mary Buck, Hastings, and Sister Theresa Nelen, CCW, Ebensburg. Edna was a member of St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Nicktown. She enjoyed quilting and painting and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She assisted her husband on the family farm. Special thanks are extended to Edna’s caregivers at the Home Nursing Agency, especially Peggy, Sarah, Lori, Amy, Donna and Amanda. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg, where a vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas Church, the Rev. Father Chad Ficorilli, OSB, celebrant. Interment, St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.