Rozella (Barron) Shankle
Rozella Shankle, 96, of Derry, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital with family by her side. She was born December 6, 1923, a daughter of the late Daniel and Victoria (Hubbish) Barron. Rozella had an unwavering faith in God and was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Derry. She was an exemplary homemaker who loved cooking, baking and taking care of her family. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to church festivals and doing crossword puzzles. But her greatest joy was spending time with her family, whom she deeply loved and treasured. She was a devoted, loving, kind, compassionate, generous, and selfless wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed and forever loved.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orren Shankle, on December 30, 2011; a beloved granddaughter, Josslyn Shankle, on May 30, 2005; six sisters, Ann Bollinger, Mary Vallana, Helen Terzes, Julia Miller, and infants, Catherine and Virginia Barron; and five brothers, Steve, Stanley, Sam, Joseph and George Barron.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Rachocki, and husband, Francis, of Derry; two sons, Marvin Shankle, and wife, Darlene, of Avonmore, and Robert Shankle, and wife, Gloria, of Derry; five granddaughters, Janice Downs, and husband, Eliott, of New Derry, Karen Baughman, and husband, Todd of Latrobe, Michelle Shankle, of Latrobe, Lisa Shankle, and boyfriend, Terry Piper of Derry, and Stacey Shankle, and boyfriend, Anthony Gervasoni of Greensburg; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Gabrielle Downs, and Ethan and Ryan Baughman; and one sister, Mildred Klott, of Florida, formerly of Millville, N.J.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Excela Health Latrobe Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.
At Rozella's request all services were to be private.
McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Excela Health Hospice and Home Care, 501 W. Otterman St, Greensburg, PA 15601
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