Ann "Nan" Pardue McCormick, 87, of Newton Twp., died Sunday, August 19, 2012 in Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Northeast Pennsylvania at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Leo McCormick, who died Dec. 14, 1966; and her first husband, John W. Pardue, who died Nov. 4, 1956.
Born June 14, 1925, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John Paul and Ann Taylor Dennebaum. Nan and her family moved to Fords Pond in 1962, having previously lived in the Green Ridge section of Scranton and Berwick. Nan was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, where she was class valedictorian. Nan worked for the Scranton Lace Co. and later assisted her daughter, Nancy, at White's Country Floral. She was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Clarks Summit. She was a Daughter of the American Revolution and a charter member of the Colonial Dames.
Nan was a loving and devoted mother who was widowed at the age of 30 and left to raise four young children. She persevered with her strong will to provide for her family. She was so very proud of their accomplishments and successes. Nan enjoyed the outdoors and especially the happy times with her family at Fords Pond, where she liked to garden and grow flowers. A pet lover, Nan enjoyed her dogs so much that her grandchildren named her "Bow Wow Nana." She was always seen with her favorite dog, Skeeter, on her lap. Nan was a smart, caring woman who shared her thoughts and playful sense of humor with those she met. Nan's friendly smile and sharp wit will be sadly missed. She passed away surrounded by her loving family.
The family would like to thank and express great appreciation to everyone at Commonwealth Hospice for the loving care they provided.
Surviving are two sons, John W. Pardue and wife, Brenda, Clarks Summit; and William Pardue and wife, Mariah, Wayne; a daughter, Jane Ellen Pardue, Dalton; grandsons, Jeffrey White and wife, Stacey; John W. Pardue III and wife, Sarah; Timothy Pardue and wife, Amy; William Pardue Jr. and wife, Carlie; and Luke and Jacob Pardue; granddaughters, Jennifer White, Tami Pardue Garvey and husband, Brian; Maggie Pardue; Molly and Mariah Pardue; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Nan was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann "Nancy" White; a son-in-law, J. Robert White; two brothers, John Paul II and Paul John Dennebaum; and a sister, Kay O'Brien.
The funeral will be Friday, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, to be celebrated by Monsignor James J. McGarry. Interment will be Abington Hills Cemetery, South Abington Twp.
The family will receive relatives and friends, Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Northeast Pa., 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510; or Our Lady of the Snows Building Fund, 301 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411.