Latrobe Business & Professional Women
We lost a beautiful woman who has touched the world and many hearts.
Mary Ann Hurite
She was a member since 1959
Jeanne E. VanHouten, 63, of Whitney passed away on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, at Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. Jeanne fought the cancer disease and most would say that is the reason for her death, but she wanted to state that it was the toxic drug treatment that put the nail in the casket. Jeanne had an enriched and lively life during which she enjoyed her family and friends along with sharing her life with several foster children. Jeanne was a lifelong learner of all types of interests with a book in her hand, an open internet, and hands-on experiences. Sons Victor and Christopher, along with husband Cecil, shared many family activities, adventures and travel. Grandson Tyler, her cherished buddy, spent their time playing games and selling at the flea markets. Velvet was her “almost” daughter and created many happy times and memories. Jeanne was a devoted employee at EHC Industries and enjoyed being able to express her positive nature through her work and with her friends. As a longtime member of Latrobe Business and Professional Women’s Club, Jeanne was past president and held every executive office. Her enthusiasm for this club helped create a fun atmosphere many members shared. In addition to her husband and children, Jeanne has two sisters, Martha Marchand of Strasburg, Virginia, and Linda Bresnock, who preceded her in death, along with a brother, Victor Marchand, and brother-in-law, John Happ, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; three nieces, a nephew, three great-nieces and a great-nephew live throughout the Virginia and Pennsylvania regions; she is also survived by cousins who are all in Connecticut where she was born, and many cats that will miss her warm lap and spoiled ways.
Geraldine H. "Geri" McCartney, 67, of Latrobe, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. She was born April 4, 1948, in Latrobe. Prior to her retirement, Geri was employed as an elementary school teacher by the Derry Area School District for 15 years and then as an elementary school principal by the Jeannette School District for 12 years. She was very active in various community service organizations which included being a member and past president of the Latrobe Business and Professional Women's Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Upsilon and the former Quota International Club. She was also a former board member of the Greensburg YWCA and the Westmoreland Symphony Organization. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Thomas R. McCartney; her son, Thomas A. McCartney, of Latrobe; her granddaughter, Hailey Marie McCartney, of Pittsburgh.
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