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Long time Brownsville resident, Ursula Partleton Teggart, passed away on October 5, 2018. Born on January 5, 1917, she was one of seven children of Cora Ward Partleton and Alfred R. Partleton. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold “Chummie” Teggart; sisters Ruth Carney, Corinne Rawitser and Elaine Partleton; one brother Rene Partleton; and her dear friend and companion, John Swearington. Family survivors include two brothers, James Partleton of Wisconsin and Fred Partleton of Texas, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. Ursula is also survived by her caretaker and friend, Rita Norman, who was steadfastly devoted to her for the past few years.
Ursula was employed for several years at California University of Pennsylvania, where she greatly enjoyed interacting with the students. Later, she worked at Intermediate Unit One until her retirement. She was a member of Taylor United Methodist Church and also attended First Christian Church of Brownsville. She volunteered for many years at the Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation (BARC).
Ursula was a compassionate and thoughtful person known for her ability to find the perfect card and gift for every special occasion. She was skilled at decorating, sewing and gardening. She often said that, for her, digging in the dirt was the best therapy. She dressed with style and flair and was always “well put together” even when staying at home.
Ursula had a life full of amazing experiences and interesting travels. However, she was most comfortable and content in the home that she and Chummie built. The surrounding grounds always attracted a wide variety of birds and critters which she loved watching from her kitchen window.
Ursula’s good humor, friendship and candor will be missed by the many friends and family members who loved and respected her. At her request, there was no funeral service and cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to BARC at PO Box 97, Brownsville PA 15417.
Professional services and arrangements were in the care of NOVAK FUNERAL HOME, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA 15417.
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