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Stella Mary (Snigar) Cookson

December 22, 2018

Stella Mary Snigar Cookson, 100, of Pleasant Mount, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday December 22, 2018. Though she missed the independence of having her own car, we imagine the delight on her face when her new car, in the form of a chariot, took her to heaven’s gate.  Her enduring faith in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, brought her great comfort throughout her life.

Stella was born in Carbondale, to the late William and Mary Yasinski Snigar and grew up in Pleasant Mount. Stella was a “star” to all who met and knew her and received one of her sweet smiles.  She was devoted to her family, passionate about her flower and vegetable gardens, and known throughout the area for her delicious pierogies.  Prior to retirement, she was employed by the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Factory, Forest City.  She was a member of the Aldenville Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter Lois Zeshonski  and husband John, of Columbus, NJ.  She has 16 loving grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Cookson, Sr.; her sons: Alfred, Jr., David, Robert, Charles and Edwin; and her daughter, Mary Gorel .  Also going before her were her siblings: Adam Snigar, Charles Snigar, and Sophie Prebish.

The funeral will be Thursday in the Aldenville Baptist Chruch, Rt. 170, Aldenville, with services at 11 am by Rev. Gary Gilpin.  Interment will follow in Clinton Center Cemetery, Waymart.  Friends may call Wednesday at the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City, from 4 to 7 pm and Thursday morning  at the church from 9:30 am until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aldenville Baptist Church, 971 Creek Drive Prompton, PA 18456.


Donations may be made to:

Aldenville Baptist Church
971 Creek Drive, Prompton PA 18456


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