Lula Carlson

October 14, 2020

Lula Belle Carlson, 81, of Warren, Pa, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 9, 1939, in Corry, Pa, a daughter to the late Jesse and Emma (Dutton) Huff Sr. Lula was a private caregiver for a few years before she started work at the State Hospital. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, drawing, coloring, puzzles, animals, especially dogs, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Lula loved to help at the Warren Cancer Center as much as she could including donating her time, yarn and other materials.

She is survived by her children, Louann (Jerry) Cressley of Pittsfield, Debbie (Jerry) Drake of Pittsfield, Christine (Gary) Ditz of Warren and David Carlson and his companion, Trish Shetler, of Warren; her grandchildren, Jamie Drayer, Jerry (Janelle) Cressley Jr., Michael (Jen) Cressley, Jesse (Kristen) Mechling, Elisha Mechling, Sarah Drake, Jason (Brittany) Drake Jr., Nicholas Ditz and Kaeli Carlson; 12 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Eleanor Devereaux of Corry, Harriet Sherwood of Corry, Silvia Proctor of Corry, Robert Bugbee of Sugar Grove and Herbert Huff Sr. of Spring Creek and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Bernice (Black) Huff and her siblings, Naomi Doutt, Jesse Huff Jr., Joseph Huff, Kelvin Huff, George Huff, Charles Bugbee and an infant brother, Raymond Huff.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren, PO Box 68, Warren, Pa 16365 or at

The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at


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