Amelia Mowery Heintz Goetz Johnson, 86, of Summit Township, died Tuesday afternoon, July 6, 2010 at St. Vincent Health Center following a brief illness. A resident of Summit all of her life, she was born in Greene Township, a daughter of the late Anna Yeager Mowery Cipolla and Michael Mowery.

Amelia was a graduate of Millcreek High School and went on to graduate from the College of Hard Knocks. She was a very active homemaker and was a member of St. Matthew in the Woods/ All Saints Catholic Church and the Young at Heart Summit Seniors Group. Amelia loved music, baking, cooking, gardening, and visiting. She also loved blizzards, thunderstorms, and Halloween costumes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George H. Heintz; her second husband, Donald O. Goetz; and her third husband, Robert E. Johnson; six sisters, Margaret Gailbrath, Dorothy Mowery, Rosemary Albertson, Gertrude Discher, Hazel Johnson, Catherine Scherrer Church; and one brother, George Mowery.

Survivors include seven daughters, Ann Luden and her husband, Jack, of North East, Gertrude Fails and her husband, Fred, of Maumee, Ohio, Susie Heintz of Erie, Mary Miller and her husband, Miley, of Ashville, N.Y., Louise Winter and her husband, Loren, of St. Louis Park, Minn., Alice Dematteo of Anoka, Minn., and Dorothy Patsy of Waterford; two sons, George Heintz of Union City, and Don Goetz and his wife, Tracy, of Edinboro; two sisters, Helen Owen and Theresa Wise Limberg, and her husband, Richard, all of Erie; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Mowery; 25 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements were handled by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Memorial contributions can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA, 1507 Grimm Dr., Erie, 16501.

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