Lewis R. Adams
WWII veteran was avid hunter
Lewis R. “Pappy” Adams, 90, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, in his home, with his family by his side.
He was born August 29, 1922, in Washington, a son of the late George Nichols and Irene Miller Adams.
Mr. Adams was a graduate of Trinity High School, before serving for 20 years with the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a master sergeant.
He worked for McGraw Edison as a supervisor.
Mr. Adams was Methodist.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He was manager for Little Gunners Football and an honorary Washington County deputy sheriff.
Surviving are his wife, Loretta Tyler Adams; two daughters, Rochelle Tyler of Carnegie and Sheilah Adams of Canonsburg; two grandchildren, Jordan Allen and Breah Lee; and several nieces and nephews.
He was the last of his immediate family.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, with the Rev. George Hickey officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Full military rites accorded by U.S. Army Honor Guard. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
David L. Barrett Sr.
Retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg
The Rev. Dr. David L. Barrett Sr., 77, of Waynesburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 29, 2012, in his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born January 12, 1935, in Englewood, N.J., a son of the late Erna Heldon and Harold P. Barrett.
The Rev. Barrett was a 1952 graduate of Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood and was employed by Aluminum Company of America, until 1954, when he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Tulle, France. It was during his enlistment that he first received the calling of God.
Upon his discharge, he enrolled at Barrington College in Providence, R.I., where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history in 1961. While enrolled there, he met his wife, Carole Nichols. They were married in December 1958.
After graduation from Barrington, he enrolled at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, graduating in 1964. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry of the Presbyterian Church USA. He served as assistant youth pastor at Hebron United Presbyterian Church in Penn Hills from 1964 to 1967, served as pastor of Reed Memorial United Presbyterian Church in Lyndhurst, N.J., from 1967 to 1970 and served as associate pastor of Beverly Heights United Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon from 1970 to 1975.
In June 1975, he accepted the position of pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesburg, where he remained until his retirement in 2000.
In 1989, he was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Waynesburg College. He was a past president of the Waynesburg Ministerium and served on numerous boards, including chairman of the Salvation Army, Waynesburg Service Unit for 15 years, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Try-Again Homes, Habitat for Humanity and Greene County Association for Retarded Citizens.
In the Presbytery of Washington, he served on the evangelism committee, committee on ministry, personnel committee, committee on preparation for ministry and synod evangelism committee in New Jersey.
He was involved in numerous committees for church crusades and rallies. He participated in various community charities and fundraisers and spent much of his time visiting sick and elderly members of the community.
In addition to the numerous missionaries and religious dignitaries that he welcomed into First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg during his time there, he and others traveled extensively in hopes of strengthening the church’s relationship with God. Over the course of two decades, he and several other congregation members, as well as representatives of other community churches, traveled to various countries, including Mexico, Israel and Russia.
The Rev. Barrett was an avid fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, he loved to travel and greatly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Amy L. Barrett Mackor; two sons, David L. Barrett Jr. and Stephen N. Barrett and wife Crystal; three grandchildren, Melissa Anne Burton and husband Brad, James David “JD” Barrett and Bryson Lewis Barrett; a niece, Robin McGill, and a brother, Harold P. Barrett, who make their home with his family; two brothers, Wilfred Barrett (Lorraine) of Boise, Idaho, and John Barrett of Hamburg, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Kenneth L. Barrett and a sister, Violet McGill.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, in First Presbyterian Church, 169 West College Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. William Sukolsky officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg, P.O. Box 446, Waynesburg, PA 15370. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.
Martha Palmer Bayne
Trinity Area S.D. employee
Martha Palmer Bayne passed away peacefully Sunday, December 30, 2012, in Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair.
She was born September 14, 1917, in North Strabane Township, a daughter of the late William T. Palmer and Anna Clutter Palmer Wilson.
Mrs. Bayne was a 1935 graduate of Canonsburg High School.
On October 6, 1940, she married James F. Bayne, who is deceased.
She was employed by Trinity Area School District at Lone Pine School for 20 years.
Mrs. Bayne was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, National Pike Daughters of the American Revolution, Geneological Society of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Jefferson College Historical Society, Three Rivers Chapter of Colonial Dames and several other geneological and historical societies. She was also a member of Chestnut Ridge Grange for 67 years and a longtime volunteer for Citizens Library in Washington.
Surviving are two sons, James Lynn (Kathy Beaumariage) Bayne of Steubenville, Ohio, and David A. (Cheryl) Bayne of Southpointe, Cecil Township; four grandchildren, Jamie Bayne, Chris Bayne, Ryan (Alycia) Bayne and Jacqueline (Jason) Bayne-Gilman; a sister-in-law, Thelma Palmer of Charleroi; and a half sister, Thelma Emeraperia of Charleroi.
Deceased are a brother, William T. Palmer, and a half sister, Evelyn Coulson.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 2. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Citizens Library, Daughters of the American Revolution or Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Bonnie L. Bell
Member of Valley Chapel Church
Bonnie L. Bell, 66, of Jackson Township, Greene County, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, in her home, after battling a cancer-related illness for the past year.
She was born June 27, 1946, in Morgantown, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward Norman and Helen Juanita Kirby Knicely.
Mrs. Bell had resided in Eastlake, Ohio, for several years, prior to moving to Greene County in 1996.
She was a member of Valley Chapel United Methodist Church in Holbrook and West Greene Area Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Bell attended school in Booth, W.Va.
She enjoyed ceramics and her family. She was proud of the log cabin that she and her husband built from lumber on their property.
Mrs. Bell was employed by PCC Airfoils in Wickliffe, Ohio, for several years, prior to her last employment in the custodial/maintenance department of Eastlake School system in Willoughby, Ohio, retiring in 1992.
On July 13, 1964, she married Arthur Ray Bell, who died August 8, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Tammy D. Bell of Painesville Township, Ohio, and Tina, wife of Frank Orgovan of Eastlake; a son, Mike, husband of Rose Bell of McMinnville, Tenn.; five sisters, Ardi, wife Ray Brown of Old Town, Fla., Jean Holt, companion of Bob Bell of Spraggs, Mae, wife of George Michael and Kathy, wife of William Ross, both of Rivesville, W.Va., and Patty, wife of Ed White of Priest River, Idaho; two brothers, Donnie, husband of Sharon Knicely of Priest River and Robbie Knicely of Rivesville; a brother-in-law, Paul Eddy of Rivesville; seven grandchildren, Chelsey and Jeremy Cierebiej, Frankie and Nick Orgovan, Tracy and Angie Rolinson and Becky Young; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, is a sister, Frances Eddy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 1, with Pastor Ben Williamson officiating. Interment will follow in Brewer Cemetery, Fairview, W.Va. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences and flowers at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
Wayne A. Cusick
Member of First Church of the Nazarene
Wayne A. Cusick, 80, of Route 18, Burgettstown, passed away peacefully at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, in his home.
He was born January 29, 1932, in West Point, Ohio, a son of the late O.H. “Pete” and Elda Malone Cusick.
Mr. Cusick was a 1951 graduate of Lisbon (Ohio) David Anderson High School and worked as a dragline operator.
He was a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Weirton, W.Va., United Mine Workers of America and Operating Engineers.
Mr. Cusick loved to buy and sell goods at auctions.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Serish Cusick, whom he married November 24, 1999; daughters Cynthia (Dennis) Hillberry of Lisbon, and Pamela Davis of Ravenna, Ohio; sons Steven (Julie) Cusick of Weirton and Gerald (Chris) Cusick of North Carolina; sisters Ellen Lutz of Kentucky, Jane (Bob) Elsner of Indiana and Shirley (Bob) Thirion of Lisbon; brothers Lee (Janice) Cusick of Arizona, Allen Cusick of Indiana and Glen Cusick of Lisbon; four stepdaughters; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are son Douglas Cusick; grandson Erick Davis; stepmother Grace Cusick Powell; brothers Carl, Earl, Bill and Jim Cusick; and sisters Lois Dutch, Florence Barrett, Mary Crawford, Helen Mansis and Marilyn Beverly.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, 215 West Lincoln Way, Lisbon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, in Lisbon Baptist Temple, 6428 Lisbon Road, Lisbon, with Pastor Charles Cusick officiating. Private burial will take place in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford, Ohio. Friends may also view his memorial page and send condolences to www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.
Because of an earlypress time, the deadline for submitting obituaries for publication Tuesday, January 1, is 5 p.m. today.
Lewis P. Fischer
Retired Washington fireman
Lewis P. Fischer, 92, of Washington, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, in Humbert Lane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Washington, following a two-month illness.
He was born December 1, 1920, in Washington, a son of the late George J. and Gertrude Vankirk Fischer.
Mr. Fischer was a 1939 graduate of Washington High School and later attended Penn Commercial Business School.
He was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Washington and played in the church dartball league.
Mr. Fischer enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 423rd Infantry in the European Theater of Operations. He was awarded three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the 106th Infantry Division Association.
He was employed by the city of Washington as a fireman for 32 years, before retiring in 1983.
On July 11, 1950, in Washington, he was married to his wife of 62 years, Jane Dalton Fischer, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kathryn F. (Mark G.) Wholey of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Gertrude L. Amon of Mononga, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Caroline and Colin Wholey of Charlotte; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sisters, Margaret Rockwell and Marie Powell, and seven brothers, John, George, Raymond, William, Robert, Kerwin and infant Luther Fischer.
At the request of the deceased, services and entombment in Washington Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to First Lutheran Church, 92 West Walnut Street, Washington, PA 15301. Hummell and Jones Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Alberta Coen Flynn
Enjoyed traveling, reading and dancing
Alberta Coen Flynn, 85, of Washington, died Friday, December 28, 2012, in Washington Hospital.
She was born July 7, 1927, in St. Mary’s, W.Va., a daughter of Earl Day and Pearl Northrope Coen.
Mrs. Flynn was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s High School, where she had been a cheerleader.
She had worked for many years as a secretary for River Raisin Paper Co. and enjoyed traveling, reading and dancing.
On July 2, 1950, she married Francis P. Flynn, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Earl L. Coen of Canton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, in the Washington Cemetery chapel.
Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Ernest F. Grillo
Coal miner enjoyed hunting
Ernest F. Grillo, 90, of Cecil, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, in Washington Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1922, in Cecil, a son of the late Louis and Catherine Lambardo Grillo.
Mr. Grillo was a member of St. Mary Parish, Cecil American Legion and United Mine Workers of America.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and taking care of his “meatball,” a term he affectionately called his wife.
Mr. Grillo worked as a coal miner for Vesta 5 in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Turiczek Grillo of Cecil; a son, Ernest (Sheila) G. Grillo of Sammamish, Wash.; three daughters, Catherine (Andrew) Lory of Fairlee, Vt., Patricia Fisher of Canonsburg and Tina (Robert) Hervol of Hickory; five grandchildren, Morgan and Adam Lory, Jason Fisher, Nichole Hervol Nagaya and Michael Hervol; and four great-grandchildren, Van, Gage and Asher Lory and Hannah Fisher.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brothers William and John Grillo and sisters Julia Turiczek, Mary Pino and Carmella Dumann.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, followed by a Christian Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars 191 and American Legion 902 Honor Guard.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Wreaths Across America-PANCAB, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.
John M. Livolsi
Active member of St. Patrick Church
John M. Livolsi, 79, of South Strabane Township, formerly of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012, in Washington Hospital.
He was born May 16, 1933, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Mario and Frances Cammarata Livolsi.
Mr. Livolsi lived most of his life in Canonsburg, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. He was very active in the church, serving as one of its first lectors, member of the parish council and trainer of altar boys for many years.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed sports, especially football.
Mr. Livolsi served with the U.S. Army in the Korean War and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 in Canonsburg.
Prior to his retirement, he was in quality control at both Universal Cyclops and Jessop Steel Corp.
He was an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council 3291 of Canonsburg.
On June 24, 1961, he married Isabella Spinosa, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey John Livolsi and Kevin Richard Livolsi, both of Canonsburg; a daughter, Cheryl Marie Livolsi of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Sarah Sanders, Matthew and Brian Livolsi and Krista Efaw; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Livolsi was the last of his immediate family.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Charles P. Livolsi, who died April 2, 1990.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 3. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow at 11 a.m. in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902, combined honor guard. Knights of Columbus Council 3291 will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to American Lung Association or a charity of one’s choice. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.
Linda Merashoff, 62, of Ellsworth, died Thursday, December 27, 2012.
She was born July 4, 1950, in New Eagle, a daughter of Robert and Stella Kowaliszyn Merashoff.
Surviving are a daughter, Desiree Whitlow of Ellsworth; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert M. and Cynthia Merashoff of Scenery Hill; and three grandchildren, Lowell Whitlow III, Dinnika Whitlow and Bryanna Whitlow.
Deceased is her son, Edward Vitek II, in 2002.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of services, Thursday, January 3, in Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes Inc., 405 Main Street, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Andrew Scott presiding. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
Anna Ducar Mucci
Member of Ave Maria Parish
Anna Ducar Mucci, 85, of Bentleyville, died Saturday evening, December 29, 2012, in Center for Compassionate Care, Pittsburgh.
She was born November 11, 1927, in Allison, Fayette County, a daughter of the late John and Julia Hutnik Ducar.
Mrs. Mucci was a graduate of Brownsville High School.
She was a member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 1141 in Brownsville.
On September 27, 1947, in St. Nicholas Church, Brownsville, she married John A. Mucci, who died February 16, 2002.
Mrs. Mucci was very active in life with her two daughters, Andrea Mucci of Annapolis, Md., and Marsha Mucci of Bentleyville.
Also surviving are two sisters, Margaret Wolosky of Washington and Mildred Verbanic of Punta Gorda, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are brothers Stephen Ducar and John Ducar Jr. and sisters Mary Ducar, Julia Volek, Helen Curcio and Theresa Ducar.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas, as celebrant. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court 1141, Brownsville, will pray the rosary at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
Mary Louise Pikunas
Member of Immaculate Conception Church
Mary Louise Pikunas, 95, of Claysville, died Saturday, December 29, 2012.
She was born September 8, 1917, in Sturgeon, Washington County, a daughter of the late John and Kathryn Renduch Malski.
Mrs. Pikunas was a homemaker and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Prior to her marriage, she had worked as a private duty housekeeper at Continental Can Co.
She was a tremendous cook and very accomplished seamstress. Her life revolved around her family and spending time with them.
On November 24, 1943, she married Joseph John Pikunas, who died July 6, 1979.
Surviving are two daughters, Patricia L. (Michael) Economakos of Billerica, Mass., and Dolores (Bill) Solominsky of Claysville; a sister, Helen Supinski of Canonsburg; four grandchildren, Joseph and William Solominsky and Christopher and Stephen Economakos; a great-grandchild, Jonathan Solominsky; and a stepgreat-grandchild, Eliza Boice.
Deceased are her stepfather, Stephen Stasiowski; two brothers, Walter and Fred Stasiowski; and three sisters, Genevieve Martin, Caroline Reichert and Isabelle Morgan.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, in Immaculate Conception Church, Washington. Entombment will follow in St. James Mausoleum, Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Lonnie D. Prendergast
Enjoyed all animals
Lonnie D. Prendergast, 61, of Waynesburg, formerly of New Freeport, died at 9:56 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, in his home, after being in failing health for the past several years.
He was born May 29, 1951, in Springhill Township, Greene County, a son of the late Thomas Daniel and Pauline Alta DeBolt Prendergast.
Mr. Prendergast attended school in West Greene School District.
He enjoyed all animals with a preference to ducks, geese and chickens and enjoyed hunting, as long as his health permitted.
Surviving are a son, Lonnie Smith of Littleton, W.Va.; a sister, Sylvia McClure of Waynesburg; and a half brother, Raymond, husband of Sandra Riggs of New Freeport.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Murray Thomas Prendergast, who died in infancy.
At the request of the family, there will be no public services. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville.
Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
Janice M. Hart Ross
Longtime church choir member
Janice M. Hart Ross, 75, of Washington, died Saturday, December 29, 2012, in Donnell House, Washington, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born September 1, 1937, in Washington, a daughter of the late Roy C. and Lenore K. “Betty” Elliott Hart.
Mrs. Ross had attended Mt. Lookout Elementary School and was a 1956 graduate of Trinity High School.
She was employed as a secretary for several years at Washington Hospital, before retiring in 1967. She later worked at Eighty Four Lumber Co., as a filing clerk, for a few years.
Mrs. Ross was a lifelong member of Bethlehem-Lutheran Evangelical Church in Glyde, where she served on the nominating committee and sang in the choir. She enjoyed helping in the church kitchen and various functions.
Surviving are two brothers, Roy E. (Judi) Hart of Richeyville and Donald W. Hart of Cokeburg and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband of 45 years, Daniel G. Ross Jr., died April 6, 2006.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Wednesday, January 2, in Bethlehem-Lutheran Evangelical Church, with Pastor Peter Asplin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Bethelehm-Luther Evangelical Church Building Fund, Church Road, Scenery Hill, PA 15360, or Washington Hospital Hospice.
Mary Frances ?Shaneyfelt
Member of Clarksville Christian Church
Mary Frances Shaneyfelt, 71, of Clarksville, Chartiers Bottom, went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 29, 2012, in her home, surrounded by her family, after courageously battling cancer.
She was born March 21, 1941, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Phillips Riecks.
Mrs. Shaneyfelt was a graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School in 1960 and Uniontown Beauty Academy.
She was a hairdresser for several years, before becoming a homemaker.
Mrs. Shaneyfelt was a member of Clarksville Christian Church and also attended services at Rices Landing Church of Christ.
On November 3, 1961, she married her beloved husband of 51 years, Thomas H. Shaneyfelt Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Thomas (Nadine) Shaneyfelt Jr. of Pittsburgh, Kathy (Edward) Avery of Masontown, Jennifer (Eugene) Bradmon of Rices Landing and Daniel Shaneyfelt and fiancee Donna Presock of Clarksville; eight grandchildren, Casey, Jason and Ryan Shaneyfelt, Eddie, Christopher and David Avery and Rachel and Rebecca Bradmon; two brothers, George Riecks of Clarksville and Charles Riecks of Jefferson; and two sisters, Grace Houston of Uniontown and Janet Gehron of Maryland.
Deceased are two brothers, Elmer W. Rich Sr. and Daniel E. Rich, and six sisters, Thelma Williams, Marie Sparks, Bessie Fair, Mamie Thomas, Eleanor Lloyd and Delores Cantrell.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, with evangelist Ben H. Bradmon officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.