Precious Mae Mann obituary 1929~2021


Precious Mae Mann, age 92, of Fort Littleton, PA, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at the Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, PA.

Precious Mae Mann
Precious Mae Mann

Precious was born on April 10, 1929, in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Clarence Foster McGowan and Florence Irene Widener McGowan.

Precious married the late Robert W. Mann (deceased on 09/08/1998) on June 4, 1948 in Hagerstown, MD.

Precious worked as a seamstress at Sagner Inc in McConnellsburg, PA. She also worked as a cook at the Pleasant Valley Diner.

Precious was a lifetime member of the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company, where she acted as the cook for their banquets for over 20 years. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 655 Auxiliary where she was the treasurer for over 60 years. She was a very active member of the Knobsville United Methodist Church, where she participated in the Garden Club and the Single’s Club.

Precious, along with her husband, was well known for their garden. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and crossword puzzles.

Precious is survived by two daughters, Judy Pressel of Plano, TX, and Nancy (wife of Duane) Souders of Wells Tannery, PA, five grandchildren (Tammy (companion of Mike Moore) Pressel, Stacey (wife of Chris) White, Wendy (wife of Jason) Caggiano, Lisa Souders and LeslieAnn Souders) and   four great grandchildren (Dustin Steele, Collin Moore, Riley White and Reese White). Precious is also survived by one brother, Warren McGowan of St. Thomas, Pennsylvania and one sister, Connie L. Middaugh of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Precious is preceded in death by parents, Clarence and Florence McGowan, her husband, Robert W. Mann, five sisters (Alberta Coons, Helen Cooley, Frances McGowan, Ella Ramsey and Doris Jean Lydic) and two brothers (Le Roy McGowan and Harry Dallas McGowan)

A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA, at 1 p.m. with visitation from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Interment will immediately follow at Union Cemetery in McConnellsburg, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made the Knobsville United Methodist Church, 11146 Waterfall Rd., McConnellsburg, PA 17233 or the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 724, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. 

The family has entrusted Precious’ care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.

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