Former Alma Resident dies in Olean Home

Allentown--  Mrs Fanny A. Shields, 82, a recent resident of Alma, died in the Olean Nursing Home, yesterday after a long illness.  Services will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the   McLaughlin Funeral Home at Shinglehouse, Pa, with the Rev Millard G. Roberts of Olean officiating.  Burial will be in the family plot in Mt. View Cemetery, Olean.    Mrs Shields was born  June 13, 1868 at Oswayo, Pa,  the daughter of Will and Ardell Lockwood Woodard.   She taught in the Oswayo Township school for many years prior to her marriage.  Later she resided in Olean for more than 30 years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church there.  She lived with her son  Clyde Shields of Alma for 3 years until recently.   Other survivors include another son  Cecil Shields of Duke Center, Pa,  one daughter  Mrs Ernest  Burgmark of Elmira,  11 grand children and 7 great grand children...

submitted by Marlea Ramsey

Wellsville Daily Reporter  page 4,  Thursday May 17, 1951