CRESSON — HINES – Rita Marie, 88, Cresson, died Nov. 12, 2013, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Born March 25, 1925, in Lilly, daughter of the late Jerry and Grace (Gonsman) Lee. She married Lambert A. Hines on Sept. 19, 1945, who preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 1996. Also preceded in death by daughter, Rhonda C. Himes; granddaughter, Kendra Grager; great-grandson, Brendan Seymour; sister, Bernadine McCloskey; and cousin/sister, Pauline “Sis” Lee. Survived by children, Theresa Hines, Altoona; Barbara Reck (Dick Smith), Huntingdon; Kyran Harper, Cresson; Beverly Lafferty (Chet), Altoona; Lynette Grager (Hank), Altoona; and Andrea Gigliotti (Jim), Cresson; grandchildren, Rhonda Seymour (Cory), Altoona; Kelsey Renz (Mike), Altoona; and Willie Lafferty, Altoona; and her devoted caregiver, Maryann Clossin, Altoona. Also survived by her dog, Buddy, who was always with her. Rita was employed at Cresson Tuberculosis Sanitarium prior to her marriage. While raising her seven girls, she worked as an Avon lady for 35 years, and later in life worked at Green Thumb. She was a Girl Scout leader, as well as a caretaker to many in the Cresson area. She also worked at Cresson Township Water Department prior to her retirement. Rita loved to bake and garden, canning her produce. She was a devout Catholic, dedicated to her religion. Rita will be missed. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where vigil for the deceased will be held at 3 p.m. followed by Legion of Mary rosary. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Aloysius Church, the Very Rev. Father John D. Byrnes. Committal, church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Home Nursing Agency Hospice, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.
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