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Selena V. "Vickie" Leitzel, 93, of McAlisterville, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, Johnstown.

Born on Jan. 16, 1924, in Woodbury, Bedford County, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Mary (Replogel) Miller. On June 14, 1946, she married her late husband, Palmer E. "Hennie" Leitzel, with whom she was blessed to share nearly 49 years of marriage, until he preceded her in death on May 13, 1994.

Surviving is her daughter, Eileen Tweed, of Johnstown; grandson, Larry Tweed III and his wife Gwendolyn, of Bangladesh; and a great-grandson, Lawson Tweed; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a son-in-law, Larry Tweed Jr.

She was a 1942 graduate of Northumberland High School, and a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, where she sang in the choir for more than 20 years and was a member of the Willing Workers. Vickie was also very active in her community, having been a member of The Rebekah Lodge, the Women's Club, and the Community Building Board, all of McAlisterville. She was also a Girl Scout leader for more than 25 years and an EMT for the Fayette Township EMS.

In earlier life, Selena worked as an attendant at the Selinsgrove Center, Selinsgrove, where she met her husband Palmer. Later she worked as a pressor for the Shellenberger Shirt Factory and then until retiring in 1993 for Lyon Fashions, both of McAlisterville.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, McAlisterville, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Erin Bovendam officiating.

Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery.

The family will provide all funeral flowers and kindly ask that memorial donations in Mrs. Leitzel's memory be made to the Fayette Township EMS and Fire Company, 461 Main St., McAlisterville, PA 17049 or to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 15, McAlisterville, PA 17049.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Send online condolences and tributes to the family at www.brownfuneralhomesinc.com
Published on May 26, 2017
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