Arlene M. Jukes, 86, formerly of Wrightsville, Pa., died on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Rouse Home in Youngsville, where she had been a resident.
She was born on September 7, 1927, in Chesterland, Oh., a daughter of the late Arthur and Wilma Walker Adams.
Arlene moved to the North Clymer, N.Y. area with her family as a young girl, where she was raised and educated. Following her marriage, her main priority was raising and caring for her family. The family lived in the Columbus and North Clymer area before moving to Wrightsville, Pa., where they built their home and lived for over 50 years.
She was a member of the Pittsfield Otterbein United Methodist Church for over 50 years. Arlene enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting and visiting with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death on August 16, 2007, by her husband, Richard V. "Dick" Jukes, whom she married on January 20, 1945 in Lakewood, Oh.; a son Dale Jukes; three sisters, Marian Spinks, Donna Little and Cora Belle Hullet; and two brothers, James W. Adams, Sr., and Claude Adams.
Arlene is survived by two daughters, Delores Roberts and her husband Kelvin of Platea, Pa., and Heather Hummer and her husband Timothy of Pittsfield, Pa.; a son, Paul Jukes and his wife Evangeline of Bear Lake, Pa., and a daughterinlaw, Sandra Jukes of Pittsfield, Pa.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren, two great greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm., and on Wednesday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 18 2nd St., Youngsville, Pa., from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service there at 1 pm. Rev. Marcus Briggs will officiate.
Burial will be in Bear Lake Cemetery, Bear Lake, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa., 16371, or a charity of one's choice.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Rouse Home Nursing staff for their kind and compassionate care during Mother's final hours.
To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.