Mary L. Wisbith, 87, of Old Rt 18, Wampum died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Emergency Room of Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.
Born July 17, 1926 in Chewton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Burick Petruchik. She was married to Edward Wisbith who passed away April 30, 1966.
Mary retired in 1992 from the Ellwood City School District. She had worked in the cafeteria for 22 years. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Chewton. She enjoyed doing puzzles and eating out. Her most cherished time was spent playing card games with her great grandchildren every Friday night.
Survivors include a son, Terry (Jeanette) Wisbith; daughter, Shelly (Randy) Patterson, both of Wampum; seven grandchildren,Carrie Wisbith, Kristine “Pram” Nulf, Jason Wisbith, Eric A. Wisbith, Kirt Wisbith, Grant Patterson, Ryan (Kim) Patterson; and six great grandchildren, Travis, Kira, Daniel, Paige, Nicolas, and Nathan.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry E. Wisbith on December 16, 2008; brother, Andrew Petruchik; and a grandson, Frederick Edward Wisbith in 1971.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday May 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Eric Board of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh 4371 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146 or the Lawrence County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
My deepest sympathy to each of you, I will be praying for you.
Psalms 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
What a shock it was when I got the news. I had been thinking of Mary for the last few days prior to her death. I have a photo of her on my living room wall. She was part of my Grandparents Wedding party. She was the last of that group to go. I feel like the last bit of my childhood has gone. Mary was always a part of our family. I’ll always cherish the note she sent to me and the things she had to say. It was like talking to my grandmother. I know she is being welcomed with open arms not just by my grandmother, who was her bestest friend but all of her family and friends up in Heaven. Rest in Peace Mary Wisbith. You will be very much missed.
Jane “Biega” Rhines and Family