Rose A. Showalter, 91, formerly of Derry, died Tuesday March 9, 2021 at UPMC-Mercy Hospital Pittsburgh. She was born September 9, 1929 in Vestaburg, PA, a daughter of the late John Richard and Helen C. Breen Skehan.
Rose was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry where she had sung in the choir, taught CCD and had started a grief therapy group after the loss of her husband. She was an LPN, had volunteered at Latrobe Hospital, was a Literacy Instructor, sang in the Latrobe Community Choir and belonged to the Latrobe Art Club. She was known for her hats.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William A. Showalter, five brothers; John R., James P., Robert, Bernard and Phillip Skehan. One sister Mary Margaret Bennardo.
She is survived by her loving children; Patrick K. Showalter (Donna) of Derry Twp., Christopher S. Showalter (Carol) of Blairsville, William A. Showalter Jr. (Amy) of Latrobe, Susan R. Bridge (Rodney) of Cook Twp. and Theresa A. Few (Charles) of Lancaster. Her brother Pete Skehan of Apache Junction, AZ, two sisters; Aniceta Yester of Sharpsburg and Helen B. Skehan of Sharpsburg. Grandchildren; Kevin McKenna (Megan), Holly and Lisa Showalter, Sara Passaro (Ron), Christopher P. Showalter, Christina Mayes vanMeer (Pieter), Jennifer Mayes Kloepfer (Jonathan), Jaclyn and Jessica Bridge, Will and Lily Showalter. Several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday from 4-7pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at St. Joseph Church, Derry with FatherSalvatore Lamendola as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Latrobe.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
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