Elizabeth Piechnik Dutko
Elizabeth “Liz” Piechnik Dutko, 76, of Staunton, Va., formerly of Marianna and Scenery Hill, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 3, 2013, with her loving family by her bedside.
She was born September 25, 1936, in Washington, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Ann Sensky Piechnik.
Mrs. Dutko retired from the housekeeping department of Washington Hospital, after 10 years of service.
She was a member of Sts. Mary and Ann Roman Catholic Church of St. Oliver Plunkett Parish, prior to moving to Scenery Hill, where she became a member of Ave Maria Parish in Bentleyville.
Full of life, she enjoyed cooking, baking, crocheting, camping and sitting on the deck with her daughter. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she considered “the light of her life.”
On June 11, 1955, she married Alex “Rip” Dutko, who died January 12, 1975.
Surviving are a daughter, Tina Jenkins (Thomas) of Staunton, Va., with whom she made her home; three grandchildren, Danielle Jenkins, Brandon Jenkins and Amber Jenkins (Josh), all of Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Mason Earlywine and Skyler Shifflett; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are three sisters, Frances Christy, Andrea Chapman and Patricia Williams, all who died in 2012.
Mrs. Dutko was the last of her immediate family.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, where a blessing service will be held at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in Ave Maria Church, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward Yuhas, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Horn Cemetery, Marianna. A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.
Augusta Health, Hospice of the Shenandoah, Dr. Stephanie Pitsilos and Staunton Medical Associated expressed loving care for her. Coffman Funeral Services of Virginia and Greenlee Funeral Home of Beallsville handled arrangements.