Story of Fund
Stella Jedrziewski Wawrynovic was born in Osceola Mills, the third of ten siblings. After graduating from Osceola Mills High School in 1936, Stella attended Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing in Philadelphia. She became a registered nurse and worked there until 1949. Stella also served in the US Army Nurse Corp during World War II. She and her husband, Frank, owned and operated Utilities Forestry Service in Clearfield for over 30 years. They had three children, all of whom died at a young age from various
illnesses. As a result the couple directly
assisted more than 50 area students with post-secondary educations; scholarships were also established in their memory at Penn
Stella was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church of Clearfield, the Catholic Daughters of America Clearfield Court, and the Rosary and Altar Society, as well as the Jefferson Nurses' Alumni Association of Philadelphia, the Clearfield American Legion Post No. 6, and the Easter Seal Society of Clearfield County. Her commitment to this community will live on through the many scholarships that this fund will support for students in the Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola school districts.