Vera “Ruth” (Leightley) Rearick, 86, of Elderton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
Ruth was born on Nov. 22, 1933, in Kittanning, to Homer and Ilone (Blystone) Leightley.
Ruth graduated from Elderton High School in 1952. She worked at Jamesway for over 30 years. Ruth could often be found at the senior center, where she enjoyed going three times a week, or her Friday trips to get her hair done with Shawnee Holt. She was a member of the Whitesburg United Methodist Church, where she went to church every Sunday. Ruth would get together for lunch with her cousins at least once a month.
Her memory will be cherished by her son, Rodney E. Rearick and wife Darlene, of Rural Valley; a daughter, Pamela R. Cline and husband Daniel, of Vandergrift; sister Kathleen Boyle and husband Bob, of Girty; and a sister-in-law, Barb Leightley, of Apollo.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmet Rearick; a brother, Ronald Leightley; sister Beverly Jamison; and a brother-in-law, Clair Jamison.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home Inc., 238 S. Main St., Elderton.
Additional visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Alfred Kimmel officiating
Interment will be in the Elderton Cemetery, Elderton.
Contributions may be made in Vera’s honor to the Whitesburg Methodist Church, 12127 Route 422, Kittanning, PA 16201.
Arrangements are being handled by the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.
To send a condolence to Ruth’s family, visit www.bauerfuneral.com.