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Church Reopens After Tragedy

Written By: Candice Cole
Coudersport Church Reopens
COUDERSPORT---(WENY) A church in coudersport is healing after a tragic turn of events last month. 53 year-old Darlene Sitler was brutally gunned down by her ex-husband while playing the organ during a Sunday morning church service.

      The First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport closed following the December 2nd shooting. Over the weekend, a candlelight prayer vigil and short ceremony marked the re-opening of the church.  

     Darlene worked as an elementary school music teacher at the Northern Potter Children's school.  Her ex-husband, Greg Eldred has been charged with criminal homicide.