Jean Anna Lance

Port Allegany - Jean A. Neely Lance, 99, of  Port Allegany, passed away Saturday (March 30, 2019) at The Pavilion at BRMC, Bradford.


She was born Aug. 3, 1919 in Kane, a daughter of Ernest A. and Jane Ann Wells Mangold. On Feb. 12, 1965, in Bradford, she married Theodore M. Lance, who died on May 13, 1996.


Mrs. Lance was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree.


Mrs. Lance taught business in Otto Eldred, Limestone, NY and substituted in Port Allegany.  She ultimately owned and operated Jean’s Casual Shop on main street in Port Allegany for 15 years, retiring in 1988.


She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Port Allegany, Port Allegany Women’s Club, the Democratic Women of Pennsylvania, the Port Allegany Card Club and the Eastern Star Myrtle Chapter #46 of Port Allegany. Jean contributed her time and talents to these and many other Port Allegany organizations.


She is survived by:

Two sons:  Leland M. Lance of Thompson, OH and Grover (Penny) Neely of Port Allegany

One daughter: Marriane Madhavan of Port Allegany

One brother:  Donald W. Mangold of Port Allegany

10 Grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Neil F. Mangold, and one sister, Katherine Mangold.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, from 10-11 AM in the First Presbyterian Church, , Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 AM with Rev. Garren Smith, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.


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