Yvonne B. Oertly

Yvonne OertlyYvonne B. Oertly, 81, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 133 Hayes Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, January 19, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

She was born January 10, 1934 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Walfred and Henrietta Yarick Holmquist.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1951.

On January 17, 1953 in the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, she married Clifford R. Oertly, who survives.  She is also survived by a daughter, Lu Ann Skrzypek and her husband Terrence of Kersey; a son, Raymond W. Oertly of Griffin, GA; six grandchildren, Michelle Wickett, Sabrina Blessel, Misty Johnson, Tara O’Rourke, April Blanchard, and Ashley West; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer Nicole Blanchard.

Mrs. Oertly was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys.  She had been a choir director and organist at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church for many years and was also a former member of their Gleaners Club.  She was a former choir director of the Community Choirs and was a member of the Good News Quartet and the Fox Twp. Senior Center.  She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Faith Baptist Church on West Creek Road on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Brad Brunner, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oakmont Cemetery in Ridgway.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, 288 West Creek Road, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Christine Bussard January 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Sandy and I are both deeply saddened to hear of Vonnie’s passing. We have so many fond memories of times spent together in years past, family reunions and casual get-togethers. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Vonnie was a treasured member of our family and will surely be missed by all of us.

Joe & Mary (Dickinson) DeStephano January 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Cliff, Ray & Family, LuAnn & Family:
So sorry for your loss. May God Bless you all during this loss of your wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. You will be in our prayers. Joe & Mary

Beth January 23, 2015 at 8:36 am

Dearest Cliff, I am so sorry to hear about Yvonne. What a shock when I saw the paper. I will miss her, I loved her a lot. I hope to run into you somewhere to give you a hug. Take care.
Love, Beth

Leave A Condolence

Previous Obituary:

Next Obituary: