Autumn Lucille Showman Petrick, age 86 and a lifelong resident of Edinboro, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Edinboro Manor where she had resided since January 2010. Born in Washington Township on April 26, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Andrews Showman.
As a wife, mother and grandmother, Autumn will be remembered by her family for her love and devotion, and for creating a wonderful home and many good memories. When her whole family would gather together for holidays, picnics, and Sunday dinners, she was known to spend many hours cooking and baking all to the delight of her family. Years ago, her skill at making baked goods earned her various awards at the Edinboro Fair.
Autumn married Nicholas Petrick on October 7, 1944 and he survives. In their 66 years of marriage, they enjoyed many good times together including dancing at local clubs in their earlier years, and fishing and taking walks in their later years.
Primarily a homemaker, Autumn also worked in the cafeteria at Edinboro State Teachers College from 1956-71. She was a member of Draketown Christian Church in Edinboro and the Ladies Aid, she played cards in a neighborhood card club, and she enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens.
Her family members include her husband Nicholas Petrick; four children– Howard Raymond Petrick and his wife Nora of San Francisco, CA, Mary Jane Brady and her husband Patrick of Edinboro, Nancy Petrick and her fianc??? Timothy Tassick, and Betty Korrell and her husband William, all of Erie; also, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Arlene Babbit of Edinboro.
Visiting hours will be at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service, officiated by Pastor Ron Kennedy of Draketown Christian Church, will take place there on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. followed by the committal service and burial at Draketown Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Draketown Christian Church, 12460 Draketown Road, Edinboro, PA 16412.