Anna Valentine

Obituary of Anna E. Valentine

Anna E. Valentine, 87, of Clifford Township, PA, died Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, PA. She was the wife of Norbert R. Valentine, who died December 7, 2009.

Born November 4, 1931 in Haingrundau, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich and Elise Wilhem Farr.

Anna was born and raised in Haingrundau, Germany and met her husband Norbert while he was in the military during the Korean War. They were married in Germany and settled back in Clifford Township on the Valentine family farm. She was a seamstress and worked for the local dress factory in Clifford and belonged to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. She also worked on the family farm with her husband and raised four daughters.

She was a member of St. John Vianney Parish, Royal, and also enjoyed cooking, crocheting and loved to laugh. She had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed teasing others to make them laugh. Anna's favorite saying was, "Those were the days, my friends".

Anna's family was always her first priority in life. She always supported and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing matching outfits for her children as they were growing up and received many compliments from others. Anything her family needed or wanted, she would do without hesitation. She will be greatly missed by her family.

The family wishes to thank the nurses at the Mountain View Care Center, especially Stephanie, for all of their kindness and wonderful care shown to Anna.

She is survived by four daughters: Marlies Gregory of Lenoxville, PA, Marianne Lukus of Clarks Summit, PA, Karen Valentine of Lenoxville, PA and Linda Carpenter of Lenoxville, PA; five grandchildren: Jennifer Kochmer, Tommy Andzulis, Michael Lukus, Brandi Valentine and Ashley Gregory; nine great grandchildren: Alexis, Carter, Mason, Ava, Aidan, Riley, Harper, Noah and Joshua; one sister: Freida Weinel; one brother: Peter Farr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson: Joey Lukus; four brothers: Ervin, Karl, Rudi and Willie Farr and three sisters: Mary and Katie Farr and Margaret Weinel.

The funeral was held Monday, August 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Route 106, Royal, PA, celebrated by Rev. Michael J. Kirwin, pastor. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

Pallbearers: Michael Lukus, Joseph Valentine, Chris Kelley, Mason Miller and John Kochmer.

Family and friends called Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 5-8 p.m.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States


10:00 am
Monday, August 26, 2019
St. Pius X Church
Route 106
Royal, Pennsylvania, United States


11:00 am
Monday, August 26, 2019
Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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