Mary A. Crediford

Mary A. Crediford, 93, of Jersey Shore died on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Manor Care South. Her husband, Kenneth J. Crediford, passed away Oct. 12, 1976.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1923, in Lock Haven, and was the daughter of Charles and Emma (Shadle) Waterman.

Mary was a 1941 graduate of Lock Haven High School. In her early years, she worked for Clinton Paper Company. In her later years, she worked at the Pine Creek Inn until she retired in 1983. She was a member of Phelps Chapel, a life member of Waterville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Keen Club at Avis United Methodist Church. Mary was an avid Penn State football fan. The highlight of Mary’s life was having her family together for her 90th birthday.

She is survived by two sons, James (Ruth) Rayson of Thompsontown and Harry “Skip” (Debra) Rayson of Jersey Shore; a daughter, Mary “Peg” (Zane) Kaufman of Montoursville; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Kay Harkey, six brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Phelps Chapel, 68 Phelps Road, Jersey Shore, with Reverends Cody Phillips and Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Waterville Cemetery. Visitation will be held for family and friends in the church from 10 to 11 a.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Mary’s name be made to the Phelps Chapel.

Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.