Catherine L. Bumgardner, 86, formerly of McAlisterville, went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, 2020, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville. Born Jan. 12, 1934 in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Dale W. and Marian P. (Patterson) Packard. Her husband, Sylvester J. Bumgardner, preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1988. Surviving are: children, Cathy Mangeri and husband Salvatore of Winchester, Va., Diana Fosselman and husband Preston of McAlisterville, Lisa Goss and husband Michael of Lewistown, Sherry Wagner of Milroy, Robert Bumgardner of Burnham; brother, Charles R. Packard of Lewistown; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Beatty and a son-in-law, Mickey L. Wagner, Jr. She was a 1952 graduate of Lewistown High School. In her earlier years, she was employed at Milroy Market, and was last employed as a C.N.A. at William Penn Nursing Home.
Her family was her life from her children through her great great grandchildren, and she considered them her greatest blessing. Her hobbies included collecting cookbooks, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Oakland Mills, with Pastors Parrish Munro and Jennifer Heikes officiating. A private interment service will be held at Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Catherine’s name to: McAlisterville United Methodist Church, 4633 Cuba Mills Rd., Mifflintown, Pa. 17059.
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McAlisterville United Methodist Church
4633 Cuba Mills Rd., Mifflintown PA 17059