Lena Marie Jewell Peterson


Lena Marie Jewell Peterson, 96, died Sept. 14, 2021 at home.

She was born Sept. 17, 1924, a daughter of the late Harold and Mary (Johnson) Jewell of Corry.

She was raised by her grandmother, Ida Jewell and aunt and uncle, Ruth and Kenneth Jewell as her mother had died in 1927 when she was 2 1/2 years old.

She graduated from Corry High School in 1942 and attended Hoff Business School.

She married Elwood Peterson on Sept. 13, 1947, who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1996.

She is a 65 plus year member of the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a founding member of the Warren County Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, a 50 plus year member of the Youngsville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, and a 70 plus year member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and B.I.C. Sunday school class in Youngsville.

She retired from National City Bank (PNC) in 1986. She enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her children: Karen (Robert) Bires of Youngsville and Randall (Janet) Peterson of Russell; two step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; one cousin, Dorothy Meyer; and a half-sibling, Virginia

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Jewell; and half-siblings, Everett, Larry, Bob, Walt, Ken, Tom, Charlie and Bill Jewell, Marian Richards, Martha Woods and Carol Shields.

Friends may call at the Youngsville Evangelical Church in Youngsville, on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, from 10-11 a.m., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey Canter officiating. Masks and social distancing will be observed. Burial will follow in Youngsville Cemetery and will be private.

Those wishing to place a memorial in Lena’s memory may do so to the EUM Church, 18 Second Str., Youngsville, PA 16371 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

Expressions of Sympathy may be left at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.