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Emma  O. 

July 31, 1927 – October 10, 2018

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Obituary for Emma O. Wales

EMMA O. WALES, age 91 years of York, PA died on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Rest Haven, York. She was the loving wife of the late John W. Wales to whom she was married for 60 years at the time of his death. One of seven, Emma was born in Fawn Township, PA on July 31,1927 to the late Stewart Matthews and Maude (Hitchcock) Matthews. A passion for cooking, Emma hosted family meals and enjoyed planning early for holiday dinners. Emma loved flowers, gardening and gathering at the Delta Senior Center.

Her family mentioned that she “left her impression on everyone.”

She is survived by:
Two children-
Johnny S. Wales (Diane) of Fawn Grove, PA
Lori A. Miller (Thomas) of New Park, PA

Five grandchildren-
Melissa Burgee of New Park, PA
Bryan J. Burgee, Jr., (Noel) of Elkton, MD
Amy Martzall (Ryan) of Denver, PA
Whitney Updike of Denver, PA
Jamie Wales of Fawn Grove, PA

Four great grandchildren-
Abigail and Kaitlyn Martzall
Rowen Updike
Noah Bishop

She was preceded in death by her six siblings:
Clarence, Leonard, Charles, Bill, Esther and Marie

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11 to 12 noon, at Harkins Funeral Home, 600 Main Street, Delta, PA followed immediately with the funeral service at noon. Elder Sherry Vojesik, Community of Christ Church will be officiating. Interment will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, York, PA.

In lieu of flowers, her family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Community of Christ Church, 2286 New Park Road, New Park, PA 17352

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When Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Harkins Funeral Home
600 Main Street
Delta, PA 17314

Service Information

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 12:00pm
Harkins Funeral Home
600 Main St.
Delta, PA 17314

Interment Information

Susquehanna Memorial Gardens
250 Chestnut Hill Road
York, PA 17402