Elsie M. Hathorn, 85, of 491 Wolfel Ave., St. Marys, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the Altoona Hospital.
She was born June 19, 1926, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Elsie Doeffinger Schauer. On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Richard E. Hathorn, who survives.
Mrs. Hathorn was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and was a former employee of the Stackpole Corp.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, volunteered for the Sacred Heart Church Outreach funeral dinners and had volunteered for the American Red Cross.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Christine Krellner of St. Marys and Mary Sauerland (Art) of Hollidaysburg; two sons, Robert E. Hathorn (Marian) of Kane and Andrew J. Hathorn (Laura) of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Michael Hathorn, Jeffrey Hathorn, Jonathan Hathorn, Douglas Hathorn, Emily Hathorn, Steven Krellner, Andrew Krellner, Scott Krellner, Andrew Sauerland, and Claire Sauerland; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Schauer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Elsie M. Hathorn will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.