Wilma Jean (Mohney) Forney Schwartz, 93, of Kittanning, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday March 20, 2020 in Kittanning Care Center. She was born on November 9, 1926 in Kittanning, Pa to the late William L. & Garnet G. (France) Mohney. Wilma graduated Kittanning High School in 1944. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kittanning where she was active in the Women’s Guild & St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Women. She was best known for her great baking of cookies and pies, especially Coconut Cream Pies. In addition to raising her family, she worked for Congressman Kolter and PennDOT, Armstrong County. She was former Democrat County Committee Secretary for Armstrong County for 10 years and for 12 years she was the County Vice Chairperson of the Armstrong County Democratic Committee. One of her biggest memories was being on stage with John F. Kennedy when he came to Kittanning. Left behind to cherish Wilma’s memory includes her two daughters, Connie J. Forney Raymer, of Sharpsville, PA and Barbara C. Forney Blaniar and husband Steve, of Ford City, PA; grandchildren, Sherwood (Woody) Raymer, of Sharpsville, Shannon Blaniar of Kittanning, and Jaycee Blaniar Cottrell and husband Eric, of Greensburg; two great grandchildren, Madison and Brooke Hufhand; two sisters, Gayle Groft, of Renfrew, PA and Patricia (Frank) McKinney, of Kittanning; brother, William D. (Avis) Mohney, of Kittanning; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William B. Forney, whom she married June 21, 1946 and who preceded her in death August 1975; second husband, Earl I. Schwartz, whom she married January 31, 1981 and who preceded her in death September 2004; sisters, Bernice Hogan, Florence Daugherty, and Delores Clever; and her son-in-law, Larry E. Raymer.
A private, Immediate family only viewing will be held at the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, Kittanning, PA. All are welcome to meet and attend a graveside committal service on Thursday March 26, 2020 at 11:30 am in the Kittanning Cemetery with Matthew Cornman officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of Kittanning Care Center, and Medi Home Hospice for the great care and compassion given to their mother. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Kittanning, PA.
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
112 North Water Street, Kittanning PA 16201