Ned Allen Boonie Sr.


Ned Allen Boonie Sr., 81, of Walker Street, McClure, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.
He was born Oct. 26, 1937, in McClure, a son of the late Carl W. and Rosaline (Baker) Boonie. On May 5, 1961, he married the former Betty M. Williams who survives.

Ned was a 1955 graduate of McClure High School and served in the Army from 1960-1962.
After returning home from the Army, Ned worked alongside his father who started his own business in 1937 selling coal, supplementing income during summer with painting and a moving business. Boonie and Son Inc. expanded to selling heating oil in the 1950s and opened fuel stations after 1997.
Ned was a member of Trinity Lutheran, McClure where he served on Church Council, as Lay Minister, choir member and Sunday school teacher. He also served two terms on the Borough Council and was a member of the McClure Fire Company. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, cooking and was known for his potato candy. He was a past 4-H and Scout leader, however the main love of his life after the Lord was his wife and family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children and their spouses, Ned Jr. and Denise Boonie, Leann Pheasant, Betti Jane and Kim Freed, Suzanne and Joe Bratton, Cretia and Scott Stimely, Rose Flood and friend Ed Harrold, and Dan and Arlene Mancino; grandchildren, Colleen, Ryan, Amanda, Daniel, Amanda, Abigail, Zachary, Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Michael and Rebecca; great-grandchildren, Mary, Oden, Layla, Valor, Rocco, Luca, Reed, Abigail, Henry and Noah; two brothers and sisters-in- law, Ed and Carol Boonie of McClure and Ron and Connie Boonie of Honesdale; and four sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Gerald Goss of McClure, Judy and Rev. Paul Zieber of Mechanicsburg, Rose and George Snyder of Richfield and Lou Ann and John Finizio of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Jarvis Bowersox.

Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Beaver Lutheran Church, 1221 Gross Road, Beaver Springs, followed by the funeral at 4, with the Rev. Lisa Schuster officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow in McClure Union Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 168, McClure, PA 17841, or to Ohesson Manor, 276 Green Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Arrangements are by the Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown.
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Louise Sharadin
Aug 25, 2019
Betty, I/m so sorry about Ned passing away. I really loved him a lot. I know you did as well. He was truly a great friend to me. I remember all the good times we had together especially in 4-H. You two were really great in that organization. I know you will see him later, but, you still have the right to mourn his passing. Take care. I really do think of you often.
Talitha Dobson
Aug 11, 2019
I am so sorry and have many good memories from childhood on up. I remember visiting your home as a child and playing with Betti Jane. I am so sorry I could not make it to his viewing but we did not get back from Kanobels on time. Prayers going out to the rest of the family.
Virginia Jarden
Aug 09, 2019
Sacred Duty Spray was purchased for the family of Ned Allen Boonie Sr. by Virginia Jarden.  Send flowers
The Marks family
Aug 09, 2019
Betty, So sorry for your loss. He was such a great man.
Ray Henry and Donna Bobik
Aug 08, 2019
Dear Betty, we just heard of Neds passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed by your friends at Parakeet Park.
The Truesdale Family
Aug 08, 2019
Betty and all your family. Ted was a wonderful, caring man and a good friend. My heart aches for your loss. You and your children were and are like family to us. Cindy, Lisa & Rich
Stephen Kenepp
Aug 08, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Ned Allen Boonie Sr. by Stephen Kenepp.  Send flowers
Aug 06, 2019
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Elaine & Larry Walters
Aug 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all of you.