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January 4, 1923 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 96)


Mary Y. MITCHELL, 96, of Coudersport, PA, died Sunday, December 29, 2019 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. 

Born January 4, 1923, in Limestone, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph and Antoinette Naples Yannie.

She was employed as a nurse’s aide by Cole Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1985.  She then was employed by the Coudersport Chamber of Commerce and Career Link.

Mary attended Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport. She was an accomplished seamstress, avid reader, enjoyed playing cards and traveling.

Surviving are: two sons: Dale Mitchell of Eagle, WI and David (Sharon) Mitchell of Franklin, MA; three daughters: Nadine (Joel) Shade of Coudersport, Lana Foust of Coudersport, and Gloria (John) Kaeselau of Elma, NY; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence “Larry” (Beth) Yannie of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Josephine (Paul) Corey of Coudersport; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin Mitchell; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Mitchell; a son-in-law, John Foust; four sisters, Louise Camp, Lucy White, Ann Long, and Lena Shaver; and three brothers, John Yannie, Alexander Yannie, and Paul Yannie. 

A Memorial Service at Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport will be announced by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

Memorials may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 15 E. Third St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Cole Foundation, Attn: Andrea Streich, (for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Patient Activity Fund), 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

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