Mary Belle (Finch) Mottern Michaels, 82, of Sprankle Mills, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, while at home.
She was born July 16, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Martin E. and Pearl (Neville) Finch.
Mary Belle married Cloy â€śJoeâ€ť Mottern, who preceded her in death.Â
Oct. 30, 2002, she married Joseph â€śBertâ€ť Michaels, who survives.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She enjoyed eating at Punxsy Philâ€™s and the Country Villa.
In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a daughter, Kathy Bianco of Sprankle Mills; a step-daughter, Linda Oâ€™Connell and husband Regis of North Carolina; two sons, Randy Mottern and wife Debbie of Sprankle Mills, and Tom Mottern and wife Cindy ofÂ Oâ€™Fallen, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Finch of Erie.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Katherine Smith, Maxine Rice and Virginia Aldressio; and two brothers, Raymond and William Tangren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney, with Pastor Doug Dyson officiating.
Interment will be at St. Johnâ€™s Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Mary Belleâ€™s memory to the St. Johnâ€™s Reformed Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com.