Franklin woman marking 100th birthday Saturday

From staff reports

Clarissa Davis Ray Carns Marvin of Franklin will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday.

She was born Jan. 23, 1921, in her family home at Bully Hill, Franklin. She attended the Bully Hill one-room schoolhouse and graduated early after 11 years of school.

In 1948, she moved to a small farm without electricity or telephone in Cranberry Township. It was heated with a woodstove that she used to cook meals for her family of four children.

Her family notes she was a stay-at-home mom who was a wonderful baker and cook and was well known for her “yummy homemade butter made from the farm milk cow”. She also baked wonderful breads and pies and canned vegetables from her own garden.

She is a passionate reader and has “read her Bible daily for her entire life and loves the Lord with heaven as her ultimate goal,” said her children..

She and her husband Bill Ray raised two boys, Bill and Terry, and two girls, Susan and Rox Ann.

The centenarian has 41 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to her at Apartment 209, 1220 Chestnut St., Franklin, Pa., 16323.