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Jane Elizabeth Elling

June 21, 1934 — January 8, 2017

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Jane Elizabeth (Cook) Elling, 82, of Mahaffey, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at the

Hillsdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born June 21, 1934, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Alfred and Nellie (Kerr) Cook.

She was married to her husband of 64 years, John C. Elling, of Mahaffey, who preceded her in


Jane was a reporter for the Clearfield Progress for many years. Her weekly historical articles

called “Sketches in Time”, with over 1,000 in print, were especially well known and recognized.

Jane was also a past member of the Clearfield County Recreation and Tourism Authority,

Clearfield County Bicentennial Steering Committee, the Clearfield County Historical Society

Board of Directors, Clearfield County Board of Assistance, and a Member of the Daughters of

the American Revolution.

Jane is survived by her sons, Frank and friend Carol von Neudeck, of Indiana, PA; John and

Karen Elling, of Phoenix, AZ; and David and Julie Elling, of Washington, PA.; a brother David

and Adele Cook; 12 grandchildren: Ryan, Cory, Jessica, Josh, Frankie, Jamie, Rebecca, John

Kenneth, Jordan, Delaney, Rylee and Rayne; 11 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Geoff and

Maryann Seacrist, of Brookville, PA.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Suzanne Seacrist

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the

Waldron Funeral Home, Mahaffey. Pastor Myron Wattenphul will officiate.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor,

New York, NY 10001 or online at

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