Elaine M. McMeans, 74, of Sheffield, PA., died after a 3-week illness on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at AHN-St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, PA.
She was born October 8, 1947, in Strobleton, Clarion Co., PA. Elaine was the daughter of George A. and Mildred Smerker Strickenberger. She has resided in Sheffield, PA., since 1974 and was formerly of Warren, PA. Elaine was a 1965 graduate of North Clarion High School. She was co-owner of Woody’s Sporting Goods Store and was an interior decorator. She had also been employed with G.T.E. Sylvania in their plastics department, retiring from there after 25 years employment. Elaine was a member of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, Sheffield Women’s Card Club. She enjoyed going to the casino, traveling, and going on cruises. She was an accomplished painter and award-winning baker. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 55 years, Forest “Woody” McMeans who she married July 16, 1966, in St. Michael’s R.C. Church of Fryburg, PA.
4 Children – Timothy McMeans of Sheffield, PA., Scott McMeans and wife, Amy of Russell, PA., Michael McMeans and wife, Christy of Grand Rapids, MI., Michelle Figueira and husband, Edward of Bristow, VA., 5 Siblings, Joann McMeans and husband, James of Warren, PA., John Strickenberger of Strobleton, PA., James Strickenberger and wife, Nancy of Tionesta, PA., Kathy Nale and husband, Timothy of Venus, PA., Charlie Strickenberger and wife, Wenda of Leeper, PA., 11 Grandchildren, John, Madison, Ashlyn, Devin, Derek, Paige, Clara, Avery, Kylie McMeans, Gavin and Ryan Figueira, 2 Step Grandchildren, Morgan and Tanner Leichtenberger, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Susie Carbaugh.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Sheffield, PA., with Fr. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, PA., officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Sheffield Library Association, 20 Leather Street, P.O. Box 607, Sheffield, PA., 16347 or Sheffield Food Pantry, or American Heart Association, 185 Hospital Drive, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Elaine is also survived by a brother-in-law Bob Carbaugh of Fryburg PA
Woody and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. No words can express our sadness.
To Forest and all the McMeans families,
Forest we were friends many years ago. My deepest of condolences go out to you during this sad time.
Woody and family,
So sorry for you loss. Prayers being sent for you and your family.. from all of us here is Florida,Jomary,Kim .Michael,P.J. and Ben
Woody and family,
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed playing cards and talking with Elaine.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
The Cherico’s send their deepest condolences and prayers.
To All the Strickenbergers and McMeans, I was shocked when I just about the passing of Elaine. I so enjoyed visiting with her on facebook. Joanne, I am so very sorry, especially for you being as I just lost my closest in age to me also. Please accept my sincerest condolences, love, and Prayers. There are just no words. Love you all and Praying for you and the entire family, God Bless all of you.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. (Suzi’s sister in law)
So sorry to see the loss to the McMeans family. God Bless!
Our deepest sympathy to all of Elaine’s cherished family members. You are all in our thoughts.
We were so very sorry to learn of Elaine’s passing. Woody, you and the family have our deepest sympathy. May the many years of memories comfort you as you take one day at a time, trusting the Lord to be near, filling your heart with His compassionate love.
To all the McMeans family, we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace.
So sorry to hear about Elaine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Woody and family.
May peace come to you, Woody,and your family. Dad and I enjoyed your store and wine making skills