Cleone Schweikart, 75, of Roaring Branch, PA (Canton Twp.) passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
Cleone Marie was born August 12, 1943, a daughter of the late Robert VanNoy, Madeline “Pat” (Allen) Bellows and stepdaughter of Maxwell Bellows. Cleone was a member of Canton High School’s 1961 graduating class. In earlier years, she worked as a seamstress at Glamorize Company in Williamsport. Cleone and her late husband Bert owned and operated the Garden View Motel in Williamsport for several years before retiring in 1994. She was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303 and Women of the Moose Lodge 981.
Cleone was blessed with a strong work ethic all her life. She overcame childhood polio with a tenacious spirit and will be remembered as an outgoing and engaging person who told it as she saw it. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Cleone appreciated the beauty of all flowers, gardens and enjoyed landscaping and design. She also enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by special friend and companion, Galen Norton of Roaring Branch; son, John (Jan) Preston of Grover; grandchildren, Chad (Shana) Saltsman, Angie Preston, Allen Preston, Abbigail Allen, Xavierra Preston and Emersyn Preston; many great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Janet VanNoy of Mansfield; an aunt, Martha Weeks of Elmira, several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
In addition to Bert, her husband of 37 years who passed away Aug. 6, 2007, Cleone was predeceased by a sister and brothers, Patricia Stage, Robert VanNoy and Jerry Bellows.
In keeping with Cleone’s wishes, a time for celebration of her life will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Canton American Legion Pavilion. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Cleone’s name to the Canton American Legion, 465 Springbrook Dr., Canton, PA 17724 or to a charity of one’s choice. Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility in Canton is assisting with arrangements.