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Emma Jean (O'Shell) Lovell
December 24, 1928 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Emma Jean Lovell, age 94, a resident of Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023 at the home.
She was born December 24, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Paul W. and Jennie H. (Gonsman) O’Shell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Jim” Lovell.
Emma was raised in Hollidaysburg, where she attended Zion Lutheran Church. She was a 1947 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School, and enjoyed performing as a member of the majorettes.
Emma retired from J. C. Penney Co., where she had worked in window treatments. She loved fresh flowers, spending time with family, and playing cards monthly with her lifelong friends. She and Jim enjoyed more than 18 wonderful years living in Florida.
Surviving are four children: James D. Calvert (Francene) of Altoona, Mark W. Calvert (Mary Jo) of Osceola Mills, Jennifer A. (Calvert) Kimble of Altoona and Lori J. (Calvert) Condo (Michael) of Hagerstown, Md.; 12 grandchildren: Jeremy, Nicholas, Benjamin and Christian Calvert, Abbey, Brian and Laura Gunter, Aaron and Sara Riley, Lauren Claycomb, and Ross and Emily Campbell; 13 great-grandchildren: Hunter, Dakota, Liesel, Alivia, Brooks, Tonie, Ryker, Roderick, Theodora, Addison, Greyson, Hallie and Evren; two sisters-in-law: Sandy O’Shell and Marty O’Shell; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by four siblings: Paul, Thomas and Daniel O’Shell and Marilyn Muri; a son-in-law, Joseph Kimble; a sister-in-law, Angie O’Shell; and a brother-in-law, Lou Muri.
The family is thankful for the loving care Emma received at Presbyterian Village and is especially appreciative of the respectful care from the kind staff of Grane Hospice, who attended to Emma in her final months.
Memorial contributions may be made in Emma’s name to the Resident Enhancement Fund at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, 220 Newry St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
Friends will be received from 5 to the 7 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville, PA, with the Rev. Stewart W. McClelland officiating. Interment will take place at Alto-Reste Cemetery.