Obituary of Orma Struble Flynn
Our dear mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Orma Struble Flynn, 84, of State College, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at Mount Nittany Medical Center, with family by her side.
Born April 21, 1939, in Huntingdon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Mabel E. (Musser) Struble. On February 27, 1981, she married Eugene J. Flynn who died September 3, 2012.
Orma grew up in State College and was proud to be a Townie. She enjoyed sharing her memories of her parents' Clover Farm Store on Fraser Street, neighborhood friends, and the good times she had in high school where she was a cheerleader. She was an active member of the Class of '57 and was delighted to attend her 65th high school class reunion with her friends last summer.
She was a 1957 graduate of the State College High School and attended the Pennsylvania State University. Early in life, she worked for Nuclide Corporation and HRB-Singer before joining Penn State in 1971. There, she worked in a number of offices before retiring from Continuing & Distance Education on January 1, 2000. She remained an enthusiastic Penn State fan throughout her life.
Orma most enjoyed spending time with her family. She was very proud of her granddaughters and their accomplishments, attending their many musical and other activities over the years.
Orma is survived by a daughter, Lisa Shugarts Kerns, and her husband, William, of State College, and two granddaughters, Kristin Kerns-D'Amore and her husband, Nicholas D'Amore, and son of Owings, MD; and Laura Kerns and her husband John Brezovec of State College. Orma became a great-grandmother the day before she passed away, with the birth of her great-grandson, Reese D'Amore.
She is also survived by two step-daughters, Kathleen Swartz, and her husband, Steven, of Centre Hall; and Michelle Chitwood, and her husband, Matthew, and children, Caycie and Carter, of Fort Myers, FL.
Also surviving are her brother, Robert M. Struble, and his wife, Jacqueline, of State College, brother-in-law, Michael Patrilak, of State College, sister-in-law, Barbara Flynn of West Chester, and nieces and nephews including Robert Christopher Struble, and his wife, Amy, and daughter, Erika, of Graham, NC. She was preceded in death by former husband, George Shugarts, and niece, Tamara (Struble) O'Ferrell; Tamara's daughters, Andrea Snipes and Mallory Melillo, of Greensboro, NC also survive.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m.on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., on Thursday, August 31, 2023 at the funeral home, with Pastor Susan Williamson officiating.
Burial will be held at Pine Hall Cemetery.
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