Sara Faye Packer Meckley

Sara Faye Packer Meckley

Sara Faye Packer Meckley, 90, of rural Julian, passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Haven Skilled Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Lock Haven.

Faye was born on Jan. 19, 1928, a daughter of the late James C. and Ada J. Watson Packer.

On March 11, 1951, she married James A. Meckley, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1990.

Faye was a telephone operator for Bell Telephone before her retirement.

She was a member of Bald Eagle Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family.

Faye is survived by her daughter, Alice M. (Tom) Rodkey of rural Julian, her sons, Arthur J. Meckley of Port Matilda and Barry L. (Lisa) Meckley of Lamar.

Faye is also survived by her grandchildren, Brett (Paula) Rodkey of Alexandria, Melanie (Dan) Hannon of Julian, Justin Rodkey of Bloomsburg, Arthur L. (Chris) Meckley of Julian, Brock A. Meckley of Port Matilda, Todd Taylor of Beech Creek, Tiffany (Mark) Wolfe of New Jersey, and Lenea (Ryan) Helm of Alexandria, Va. and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sisters Ethel L. Sager of Julian and Mary Lou Carlin of Snow Shoe, and her brother William Clark Packer of Snow Shoe.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter Amanda Jane Meckley, her daughter-in-law Debra Meckley, her three sisters Elizabeth Lightner, Alice Strunk and Virginia Saxion, and her three brothers Martin Packer, Warren Packer and James Packer.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg. Funeral services will be held at Bald Eagle Baptist Church, 6644 S. Eagle Valley Road, Port Matilda on Monday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Benjamin Lee officiating.

Burial will be in Williams Cemetery, Huston Township, Centre County.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bald Eagle Baptist Church, c/o Melanie Hannon, 221 Mudlick Road, Julian, Pa. 16844, in memory of Sara Faye Packer Meckley.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg.

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