Alice Elizabeth (McCoy) Forker, 94, Three Springs, went to her Heavenly home Nov. 19, 2021, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.
Born Dec. 1, 1926, in Three Springs, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Lucy (Baith) McCoy. She married Asher H. Forker Oct. 5, 1946. She was the second of 10 children.
She is survived by children, Susan D. (Forker) Schoblocher and husband, Thomas; David J. Forker and wife, Julie; six grandchildren, Sam, Sean, Alicia, David, Alex and Summer; and nine great-grandchildren, Athena, Natashia, Marlo, David III, Jacob, Henry, Delaney, Piper and Lucy.
Siblings Dorothy Farst, Lebanon, Majorie Miller, Orbisonia, and Harry C. McCoy, Audubon, New Jersey, also survive.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Benjamin and Clara (Long) Baith; siblings, Edith Miller, Esther Barnes, John F. McCoy, James McCoy, Millie McCoy, and Carl E. McCoy.
Mrs. Forker spent her teen years in McAlevys Fort assisting Frank and Mary Tussey. She graduated from Stone Mountain High School in McAlevys Fort as valedictorian.
After high school she moved to New Jersey with family and worked at Bell Telephone Co. working an overseas line for soldiers during World War II.
She enjoyed helping family and friends with projects and was very skilled and handy. She helped build and maintain their new home. Mrs. Forker enjoyed gardening, reading historical fiction, stereos, video equipment and economics. She was known to give sound financial advice to family and friends. She was happy during gatherings and opened her home to family and friends often.
She liked meeting new people and loved a good conversation. She formed and organized family reunions and looked forward to them every year. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date — one in New Jersey and one in Pennsylvania — with a graveside service to follow.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Forker’s honor to a cause or charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.”