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Elna Mae Wargo

May 24, 1933 - January 24, 2021

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Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home

Elna will be laid to rest alongside her husband John in the Maplewood Cemetery in a location that was viewed daily by her mother from her favorite kitchen window, and one Elna passed daily on her walk to the Maplewood School. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service and Picnic will be held on May 22, at the Salem Community Church’s Picnic Area behind the church, Save The Date!

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.

In lieu of flowers we recommend you spend a day volunteering in your community. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation in honor of Elna’s commitment to service, you may consider The Salem Community Church or the Maplewood Fire and Rescue Company, or the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com

Elna Mae Wargo

January 24, 2021, Elna Mae Wargo, a life-long resident of Maplewood, Pennsylvania, passed away at Bethany Village Assisted Community Living. She was the wife of John M. Wargo who died in 2015.

Born in Maplewood on May 24, 1933, daughter of the late Myrtle Ovens-Black and William E. Ovens, she was a graduate of Lake Consolidated School in Lake Ariel. She thoroughly enjoyed planning and attending the many reunions of the class.

Before retirement, she worked as a rural carrier for the United States Postal Service. Earlier she was employed by Katz Manufacturing and Umholtz Manufacturing as a seamstress.

Elna alongside husband John, established and operated the White Birch Mobile Home Park in Maplewood until they sold it to their grand-nephew, Matt Ovens.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband John in their camper, which included three trips to Alaska. In their later years they enjoyed traveling with family and friends on bus trips and there were a few cruises on their itinerary list as well.

Elna and John were childless, but their hearts and their home were always open and welcoming to all persons they crossed paths with.

They shared their respect and love of nature with their nieces and nephews by taking them on annual camping trips. They taught them camp-fire cooking, water skiing, fishing, and how to pitch a tent.

Elna did not play an instrument but was extremely proud of her husband’s voice and musical talent. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with and listening to their “music” family The Olde Thyme Fiddlers, jam and perform.

Elna enjoyed a productive garden, hosting friends at their outdoor kitchen/pavilion, making Christmas Wreaths with her sisters, cooking dinners and co-hosting events for the benefit of the Maplewood Fire Company and the Maplewood Methodist Church.

Elna was preceeded in death by sisters; Betty Houpt, Margaret “Peggy”Boyle, Sarah Black, and brothers William E.Ovens and James Ovens. Also preceeding Elna in death were nieces Lori and Susan Ovens and nephews James and Jeffrey Ovens. Elna is survived by neice Bonnie Carney and nephews William “Bill” Ovens and Jonathon Ovens.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at Bethany Village for their care and the genuine affection that they showed to Elna for the 3 years that she was a member of their “ family “.

Elna will be laid to rest alongside her husband John in the Maplewood Cemetery in a location that was viewed daily by her mother from her favorite kitchen window, and one Elna passed daily on her walk to the Maplewood School. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service and Picnic will be held on May 22, at the Salem Community Church’s Picnic Area behind the church, Save The Date!

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel.

In lieu of flowers we recommend you spend a day volunteering in your community. If you would prefer to make a monetary donation in honor of Elna’s commitment to service, you may consider The Salem Community Church or the Maplewood Fire and Rescue Company, or the charity of your choice.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com

 

 

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