Mary Alice Redin, 88, of Warren, PA, died peacefully Saturday evening, March 16, 2013 at Golden LivingKinzua after an extended illness. She was born May 29, 1924 in Tidioute, PA to the late Ralph M. and Florence Hendrikson Conklin. She was a lifelong Warren area resident. Mary Alice attended Tidioute High School and graduated in 1940 from Warren High School. She was a 1944 graduate of Clarion State College, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education, and earned her Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from University of Syracuse. She was employed as a school teacher with Cranberry School District for 3 years and with the Warren County School District as a English Teacher, teaching at Tidioute High School, retiring from there after 32 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Pennsylvania Association of Retired School Employees, College Club, Warren Women’s Club, active in the Warren Senior Center, Volunteer with the Warren Literacy Council, member of the Honorary Society of Delta Kappa Gamma and also Beta Phy Mu, which is a Honorary Society for Librarians. She was an avid reader and gardener.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William A. Redin, whom she married June 4, 1953 at the Youngsville Methodist Church, Youngsville, PA, 2 Sisters Anna May Finney of Erie, PA and Ruth E. Weidemann of Austin, TX.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A private committal service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at Oakland Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date and time at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA, with Dr. Jeffrey Sterling, Pastor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the First United Methodist Church. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.