M. Ernestine Challenger

REEDSVILLE – M. Ernestine Challenger, 92, of Reedsville, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Lewistown Hospital.

Born Sept. 11, 1920, in Mifflintown, she was a daughter of the late Wadsworth and Lela (Sheriff) Beward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Barley.

Surviving are: children, Marsha Bailey and husband, Walter, of Spring Mills, and Walter W. “Bud” Challenger Jr., of Honolulu; sister, Kathleen Smith, of Mifflintown; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was employed at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a clerk, retiring in 1983.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

All arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.