Nancy Ewing

Nancy L. Kleckner Walp Ewing, 84, of Saegertown and formerly of Venango, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Crawford County Care Center with her beloved family by her side, singing her favorite hymns.

Born June 12, 1934 in Erie, she was a daughter of the late Sidney and A. Virginia Shelhamer Kleckner Schwartz. She married Lee E. Walp in 1952 and he preceded her in passing in 1969. She later married William Ewing in 1980 and he preceded her in passing in 1996.

Mrs. Ewing is survived by her daughters, Rose Acker and her husband, David, Saegertown and Sebring, Florida; Darlene Senft and her husband, Alan, of Three Springs; Bonnie Krider and her husband, Earl, Meadville; and Denette Adams and her husband, Ed, of Saegertown; her son, Blaine Walp of Saegertown; nine grandchildren, Jessica Lewis and her husband, Dave; Mark Acker and his wife, Mandy; Cheryl Stewart and her husband, Alex; Brett Senft and his wife, Kara; Kelly Selvam; Janell Bagley and her husband, Scott; Kendra Krider and her companion, David Galentine; Thomas Schlosser and his wife, Christin and Joshua Adams; two stepgrandsons, David and Brian Ewing; and 13 great-grandchildren, Cali, Owen and Truett Lewis; Blair, Hadley, Emmett and Deacon Acker; Audrey and Claire Stewart; Tyce and Lenna Senft; and Anjali and Aaralyn Selvam.

She is also survived by one brother Donald Klecker and his wife, Helen (Skip), of Findley Lake, New York; a sister-in-law, Faye Kleckner of Warren; and several nieces and nephews and extended family friends, neighbors and church family whom she cherished.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Rae Walp; a brother, Norman Kleckner; sister, Charlotte Rosen; stepdaughter, Carole Ewing; and stepson, William Ewing, Jr.

Mrs. Ewing was a member of Venango Methodist Church where she served as administrative council secretary and president, secretary or treasurer of the United Methodist Women, as well as other committees as needed. Her family and friends remember her as a dedicated servant to her Lord and know she would be pleased to be remembered as such, a true prayer warrior. Camp Venango for Jesus was very important to her.

She was a member of the former Venango Grange, former Lakeland Grange. For a time, she served as secretary of the Crawford County Pomona Grange; youth director for the Young Grangers for Crawford County and as a state deputy of Pennsylvania State Grange for Crawford County. She was a member of the National Grange. Mrs. Ewing was also a member of the National Association of Postmasters of America; National League of Postmasters and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She worked for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) and Camp Venango for Jesus was very important to her.

Mrs. Ewing was employed by the United States Postal Service and was the postmaster for eight years at Venango and nine years as postmaster relief and clerking also for Saegertown, Edinboro and Meadville. She and her first husband, Lee, owned and operated a dairy farm in Venango Township. She drove bus for Harry Boyles and clerked at the Venango Red and White.

Family and friends will remember Mrs. Ewing as a woman of strong faith in the Lord who, after the death of her husband, at a young age reared her family as a single mother. She loved her family abundantly and she was loved immensely by her family and many friends.

A remembrance celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Venango United Methodist Church, 21472 Church St., Venango, with the Rev. Joe Samalenge officiating and the Rev. David L. Ewing co-officiating. Interment will take place earlier at Venango Cemetery.

Family and friends are welcome to call the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Venango United Methodist Church, 21472 Church St., Venango, PA 16440.

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