The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

September 18, 2013

Nancy Jean (Cober) Berkey

SHIPPENSBURG — BERKEY – Nancy Jean (Cober), 82, Shippensburg, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17,  2013, at Shippensburg Health Care Center. She was the daughter of Leo Gilbert and Arminta (Albright) Cober. She was born May 22, 1931, in Cumberland, Md. Jean was a member of Ridge Church of the Brethren, Shippensburg, where she attended the men’s and women’s Bible class and the Jolly Seniors. While living in Johnstown, Jean served as a deaconess at Roxbury Church of the Brethren for 26 years. Jean was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alton L. Berkey, Shippensburg; four children, Linda, and husband, Reid Pletcher, Shippensburg; Wayne, and wife, Joyce, Johnstown; Daniel, and wife, Lynn, Clymer; and Corey, and wife, Dawn, Shippensburg; one sister, Peggy, and husband, Jay Ankeny, Somerset; one brother, Doug Cober, and wife, Jeanne, Johnstown; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary; two sisters, Brenda Hropovich and Margorie Singer; and infant twin grandchildren. Friends will be received Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. until time of her service at noon at Ridge Church of the Brethren, Shippensburg.  Interment, church cemetery.  The Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ridge Church of the Brethren New Vision Fund, 1095 Ridge Road, Shippensburg, Pa.  17257. Guestbook available online at www.rbfh.net.

 

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