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Emma Jane Larimer, 89

May 25, 2012

Emma Jane Larimer, 89, Punxsutawney, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Stanton, a daughter of the late Richard and Emma Ruth (Thrush) Shields.

Oct. 25, 1947, she married Lawrence James Larimer, who preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2008.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney.

She was a very active member of Shoregate Methodist Church in Willowick, Ohio, where she was a leader within the church.

Mrs. Larimer was a member of the garden club in Ohio and enjoyed knitting, sewing, needlework, gardening, traveling, cooking, baking and painting.

She worked at the Sylvania plant in Brookville; at a nursery school; as an office manager for an insurance agent; and as a receptionist at a doctor’s office, from where she retired in the early 1980s.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Dona Larimer and husband Robert McBride of Punxsutawney; a son, James E. Larimer and wife Cathy of Sunbury, Ohio; numerous step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard Shields, Joseph Shields and Billy Shields; and a granddaughter, Rachel Huber.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the funeral home with the Rev. Brett Swanson officiating.

Interment will be at St. John’s Windy Hill Cemetery, Stanton.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Larimer’s memory to the Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney or to the Punxsutawney Garden Club.

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