Anna Marie Bixler, 70, of Clearfield passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
She was born on January 10, 1941 in Altoona, PA, the daughter of Verino J. and Mary (Yocibucci) Dandrea, Sr.
Anna graduated from Seton Hill College, Waynesburg, PA and had taught elementary school in the Altoona Central Catholic School until she retired in 1978.
She was a member of the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church of Clearfield.
Anna volunteered with Lifeline, RSVP, SPCA and Clearfield CAST and was a member of the Clearfield L.I.F.T. Group, a social support group for widows and widowers.
She is survived by three children; Tammy L. Selfridge and her husband Steve of Clearfield, Lynne D. Danielson and her husband Steve of Alexandria, VA and Kyle H. Bixler and his wife Diana of Linden, PA; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers; Verino J. Dandrea, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou of Huntingdon, PA and Albert Dandrea and his wife Pat of Melbourne, FL and is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lyle F. Bixler whom she married on October 21, 1978 and who passed away on July 22, 2005.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at St. Francis Roman Catholic Church at
10:00 A.M. with Msgr. H. Desmond McGee as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Andrews Cemetery, Valley View, PA.
Friends will be received at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9P.M. . A Christian Vigil Service will be on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1:45 P.M. at the funeral home.
The family suggest contributions be made to Lifeline, 209 E. Walnut St., Clearfield, PA 16830.
To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com