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Geraldine Hand (Bush) Prouty

October 22, 1937 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 82)

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Geraldine Hand Prouty, 82 of Wellsboro passed away Friday June 12, 2020 at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born October 22, 1937 in Wellsboro to George and Gertrude (Harper) Bush, and graduated in the class of 1957 from Northern Potter School System. For 32 years she dedicated herself to working as a Care Nurse at Broad Acres and Country Terrace in Wellsboro where she loved her co-workers and patients like family. She was a founding member and Deaconess of the Valley Alliance Church in Ansonia, and enjoyed hunting, Christmas, spending time with her children and grandchildren, gardening and cooking, especially gardening.

Geraldine is survived by her Husband Ken Prouty of Wellsboro; two sons: Edward (Lucinda) Hand of Magnolia, TX and Steve (Krista) Hand of Wellsboro; two daughters: Diana Bohart of Wellsboro and Jennifer (Michael) Arndt of Lexington, SC; two step-sons: Wayne Prouty of Galeton and Brad (Sharon) Prouty of Mansfield; two step-daughters: Sylvia Prouty of Gaines and Rhonda Bryington of Gaines; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 30 step-great-grandchildren; and a sister: Beatrice Hurlburt of Andover, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband: Elmer Hand, a daughter: Lola Walls, a granddaughter: Angel Bohart; 4 sisters and 4 brothers.

Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Geraldine’s life at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA 16901 from 6-8pm Monday June 15, 2020, and to her funeral service 12:00 noon Tuesday June 16, 2020 at the Valley Alliance Church in Ansonia, PA with pastor Darryl Eyler officiating. Following the interment at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, a dinner will be served at the Valley Alliance Church in her memory. For those wishing to make a donation in Geraldine’s memory, donors are encouraged to remember: “The Great Commission Fund” at the Valley Alliance Church 4858 US-6, Wellsboro, PA 16901. To share a memory or condolence, please visit

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Public Viewing
June 15, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home

Funeral Service
June 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Valley Alliance Church

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