Evelyn L. Spelling, 78, of Price Rd., Bear Lake, Pa., died on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at her residence.
She was born on September 14, 1935 in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late J. Edward and Caroline Beck Peterson.
Evelyn was raised and educated in Jamestown, N.Y., where she graduated from high school. Over the years, she had been very involved with her parent's farm in Busti, N.Y., where they raised cattle and horses, as well as, her and her husband's own farm in Bear Lake, Pa., where they also raised cattle and horses.
She was an active member of the Friends of the Library in Corry. Evelyn enjoyed reading and provided books and other reading materials for many people throughout the area. She also liked flower and vegetable gardening.
In addition to her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death on November 6, 1991, by her husband Grant K. Spelling, whom she married on March 26, 1955 in Bear Lake, Pa. Also by a sister, Joyce Raymond; and a brother, Bert Peterson.
Evelyn is survived by her daughter Sandy Spelling; her son, Randy Spelling and his wife Simone, all of Bear Lake, Pa., a sister, Helen Andrews and by several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. A private graveside service at the Bear Lake Cemetery will be held by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corry Public Library, 117 W. Washington St., Corry, Pa. 16407, or Regional Home Health and Hospice, 13675 Route 6, Corry, Pa. 16407.
Evelyn's family would like to express their gratitude to their friends and neighbors for all of their help and concern.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.
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