Hattie Lightner Church Obituary


Mrs. Hattie Lightner Church, of Rogersville, widow of Charles H. Church, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1950, in her home following an illness of several weeks' duration.

Mrs. Church was a member of a pioneer Greene County family and was a descendant of William Wood, who fought in the Revolutionary War. She was born at Ninevah, a daughter of the late Peter Graham Lightner and Jennie Brooks Lightner, her mother being a native of Downington, O.

In her early life she taught school for several terms. On Feb. 9, 1901, she was united in marriage with Charles H. Church. They went to housekeeping at Rogersville where they made their home for 27 years. Mr. Church died June 6, 1947, and since that time Mrs. Church had resided at Rogersville.

Mrs. Church was a member of the Rogersville Methodist Church, the Womens Society of Christian Service and the Worth While Bible Class, and always took an active interest in the church. She was a member of the Lady Greene Rebekah Lodge of Waynesburg; the F. H. C. Club, and of Emerald Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are three daughters: Nellie C., wife of Donald R. Jacobs, of Waynesburg; Clara C., wife of John D. Johnston, of Washington; and Jeannette C., wife of Fred T. Gillogly, of Rogersville.

Also surviving are two brothers, Charles Lightner, of Fordyce, and Ezra Lightner, of Washington; seven grandchildren, Charles C. Jacobs, Donald W. Jacobs and Marjorie Ann Jacobs, all of Waynesburg, Harriett Lillian Johnston and John D. Johnston, Jr., both of [remainder missing]

CHURCH - Funeral services for Mrs. Charles H. Church, of Rogersville, who died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1950, will be held in the late home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth G. Coggon and the Rev. Samuel E. Brown. Friends received at the home. Burial in Rosemont Cemetery. Samuel P. Weaver, funeral director.

Democrat Messenger, February 8, 1950 (Greene County, PA)

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