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Janet T. “Toddy” Mahan, 83

May 3, 2012

Janet T. “Toddy” Mahan, 83, Warren, entered the presence of the Lord Wednesday, May 2, 2012, after a short illness.

She was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late John and Edna (Lingenfelter) Todd.

March 31, 1951, in Winchester, Va., she married Gordon David Mahan, who preceded her in death May 5, 2008.

Mrs. Mahan attended Startzell Common School, graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1945, and Phillipsburg State General Hospital Nursing School in 1950. She was employed at the Warren State Hospital for many years as a registered nurse, from which she retired.

She worked at other area facilities, including Warren General Hospital and the Rouse Estates. Following her retirement, she traveled the world, visiting places including England, Thailand and Kansas.

Mrs. Mahan was a strong, independent woman who provided for the needs of her family and emphasized the importance of education. She actively supported several Christian mission organizations. She was active in several area churches over the years and enjoyed teaching Sunday school. She most recently attended the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was a member of the General Joseph-Warren Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member and chaplain of the Kanoagoa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists.

Surviving relatives include four children, David Mahan and wife Joyce of Bradford, Daniel Mahan and wife Marcia of York, Laurie Baker and husband David of Hagerstown, Md., and Stephen Mahan and wife Karen of Milford Mich.; nine grandchildren, Andrew Mahan and wife Peggy, Matthew Mahan and wife Elizabeth, Rachel Mahan, Elizabeth Mahan and husband Seth, Stephen Mahan Jr. and wife Bethany, Ellen Mahan, Joseph Mahan, Ron Mahan and Elizabeth Mahan; six great-grandchildren, Lydia, Samuel, Benjamin, Stephen III, Sophie Grace and Kaitlyn; two siblings, Louise Benson and husband Carl, and Vira Bines and husband Richard, all of Punxsutawney; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Julie Mahan; and five siblings, Robert Todd, Andrew Todd, Paul Todd, Blaine Todd and Ellen Blose.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 445 Conewango Ave., Warren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the church with the Rev. Clair Cable and the Rev. Michael Mullins, pastor, co-officiating.

Interment will follow at the Foster Cemetery, Lander.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wycliffe Bible Translators, P.O. Box 628200, Orlando, Fla. 32862-8200.

The family will receive e-condolences at www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.

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