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Schuylkill County Obituaries

LaRue Esther Elison, 84 – Pottsville High Class of ’53

LaRue Esther Elison, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 10, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg, where she had been a resident.

Born in Pottsville on November 25, 1935, she was a daughter of the late George L. & Minnie M. (Hillbish) Jackson.

She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Class of 1953.

LaRue had been employed by Rea & Derick Drug Store, Cressona Mall, in the cosmetics section.

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She was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Schuylkill Haven.

In addition to her parents, LaRue is also preceded in death by son, Scott H. Elison, and two brothers: George C. & Darrel Jackson.

She is survived by two daughters: Terri Lynn Willard & husband, Daniel, of Pine Grove; and Marie L. Elison, Deer Lake, as well as a granddaughter, Kristi M. Umbenhaur & husband, Joe, two great-grandchildren: Kyla, & Bryce, and a brother, John “Jack” Jackson, Philadelphia.

At her family’s request, donations in LaRue’s memory may be sent to Hillside SPCA,P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901 or Jerusalem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 252 Dock Street Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.

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