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Arvilla M. Garland

Arvilla M. Garland                      

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---Arvilla M. Garland, 92, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Wesley Chapel, PA passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.
     Born August 21, 1919 in East Conemaugh, PA, she was a daughter of Harvey W. and Viola P. Ribblett Gossard.  On July 5, 1941 in Winchester, VA, she married Donald L. Garland, who died on March 26, 1998.
    Mrs. Garland was a graduate of East Conemaugh High School, where she was valedictorian.  
     She was a member of Conemaugh Grace Brethren Church.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, and gardening.  Mrs. Garland most especially loved spending time with her family.
     Surviving are two sons, Wade (Jacqueline) Garland of Shinglehouse and Richard A. (Sharon) Garland of Ocean City, NJ; a daughter, Brenda G. (Alan) Dillon of Madison, AL; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Garland was predeceased by a son, Dennis P. Garland; three brothers; and three sisters.
     Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at which time funeral services will be held. Robert Cook, the interim pastor of the Portville Baptist Church, will officiate.  Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Johnstown, PA.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.



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