Kathleen May Pryor1,2

F, (27 May 1929 - 10 December 2012)
     Kathleen May Pryor was born on 27 May 1929 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Elmer Rantz Pryor and Erma Alberta Sholder.1,2 Kathleen May Pryor was baptized, at age 11 years, 10 months and 17 days, on Sunday, 13 April 1941 at Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Bottle Run, Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. She first married, at age 18, Michael Creasey, son of Ernest Hall Creasey and Mabel Hemma, in June 1947 by the Reverend Daniel Simpson Robinson. Kathleen May Pryor married a second time, at age 28, Clarence Eugene Ward, age 38, son of Clarence Amond Ward and Edna Andrews, on Friday, 16 May 1958 at Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by Loretta Keebler, Justice of the Peace.2 Kathleen May Pryor died on 10 December 2012 at Clermont, Lake County, Florida, at age 83 years, 6 months and 13 days.2 She was buried on 18 December 2012 in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, located in Montgomery, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Jerry Fourroux.2
     Kathleen May Pryor appeared on the census of 3 May 1940 in the household of Elmer Rantz Pryor and Erma Alberta Sholder at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Kathleen May Pryor was a seamstress.2 She was widowed at age 56 by the death of Clarence on 20 December 1985.2 As of 1999, Kathleen May Pryor lived at 769 Poinsetta Street, Casselberry, Florida.1

     Kathleen May Pryor the sister of Cecilia Arlene Pryor was listed in her obituary on 3 March 1999 in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 Her obituary was published on 16 December 2012 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Her obituary stated:

     Kathleen M. Ward, 83, formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Monday Dec. 10, 2012, in Clermont, Fla.

     She was born May 27, 1929, in Williamsport, the daughter of Elmer Rantz and Erma Alberta (Sholder) Pryor.

     Kathleen was the wife of the late Clarence Eugene Ward with whom she shared 27 years prior to his passing in 1985.

     She retired in the late 80's as a seamstress.

     Kathleen enjoyed gardening and reading.

     She is survived by a stepson, Samuel Eugene Ward; two grandchildren, Robert Fryling Ward of Williamsport and Kim Elizabeth Rios of Deltona, Fla; brother, James Lamont Pryor of Cogan Station; a sister, Janet Louise Pryor of Clermont; beloved nephew and caregiver, Darrill Jason Pryor and a multitude of loving and dear great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

     Predeceased by a brother, Robert Elwood Pryor and a sister, Cecilia Arlene Mundell.

     A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Green Lawn Memorial Park in Montgomery with Rev. Jerry Fourroux officiating.

     In lieu of flowers, family suggests that contributions can be made to the Mike Conley Hospice House, 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711.

     Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

To share your fondest memory of Kathleen, visit www.lifecelebration.com.2
Last Edited=17 Feb 2013


  1. [S1214] Cecelia A. Mundell obituary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 3 March 1999, p. 9. James V. Brown Library, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S2270] "Kathleen M. Ward obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 16 December 2012, online archives (http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/586921/… : accessed 13 January 2013). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.