- Local Guide
Doris Ann Gearhart, 78, of Mahaffey, passed away suddenly after a brief illness, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mrs. Gearhart was born June 20, 1935, in Stranach, the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth (Rafferty) Witherite.
She was married to Gerald "Red" Gearhart of Mahaffey. He survives.
Doris attended the CMA Church in Mahaffey.
She was the cookie and ladybug lady at Kuntz Motors.
In addition to her husband, Gerald, she is survived by one son; James Gearhart of Lumber City; two daughters, Cynthia Lemon and husband John of Conway, S.C., and Wendy Kuntz and husband Carl of Mahaffey; two sisters; Norma Freedline of Akron, Ohio, and Louise Keeley of Mechanicsburg; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Sharer; a grandson; one brother, Kay Witherite; three sisters, Nancy Silverman, Jean Glasmire and a twin sister, Delores Caldwell.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the CMA Church in Mahaffey with Pastor Myron Wattenphul officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.