Elva Mae BrokenshireJanuary 9, 2018
Elva Mae Brokenshire CRNA, age 81, of Bensalem and formerly of Mahanoy City, died Tuesday morning at Schuylkill Center in Pottsville. Born in Mahanoy City she was the daughter of the late George and Elva (Tregea) Brokenshire. She was a 1954 graduate of Mahanoy City High School and graduated top in her class in 1958 from the Northeast Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She worked as a floor nurse at Northeast Hospital and was promoted to supervisor of the accident/dispensary department in 1960 where she worked for four years. In 1964 she entered schooling to become a nurse anesthetist. In 1966 she returned to Northeast Hospital and worked as a nurse anesthetist for the next twelve years moving on to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia where she worked for 9 years eventually working for and retiring from the Shriner's Hospital in Philadelphia after nine years of service there. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mahanoy City. Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were brothers Walter, Gerald, George, John, Allen and Ralph Brokenshire. Survivors include two brothers Wilbur of Mahanoy City and James and his wife Nancy of Frackville, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Friday morning at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church, Fourth And Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City with the Rev. Susan Daniels officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in Mahanoy Township. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning beginning at 9:30 AM until time of service. Contributions in her name to the church would be appreciated by the family and will be accepted at the visitation David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.