Meadville Tribune

April 9, 2013

Wanda A. Dietz

Meadville Tribune

CONNEAUTVILLE — Wanda A. Dietz, 86, of Conneautville, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Wanda was born Oct. 11, 1926, at Meadville, a daughter of the late Roy and Reba Cutshall Swavey. She married Clarence K. Dietz on March 10, 1945, and celebrated 56 years of marriage at the time of his death, on June 22, 2001.

She retired at Saegertown GTI in her earlier years. She enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, crocheting and especially loved garage sales and her feline companion, Corky.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Colleen Dietz of Meadville; her daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Elmer Smith of Meadville; six grandchildren, Wanita Burlingham and her husband, Mike, Stephanie Rowland and her husband, Scott, Scott J. Dietz, Sherry E. Smith, Tabitha Longo and her husband, Chuck, and Jackie Smith; nine great-grandchildren, DruAnn Hollabaugh and her husband, Matt, Dylan Vatter, Emilee Myers, Michelle Dietz, Jordanna Longo, Dominick Longo, Darren Henry, BayLee Henry and Justin Burlingham; a great-great-granddaughter, Claira E. Hollabaugh, and a great-great-grandchild due in October; and a sister, Effie Axtell of Saegertown. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Darwin Swavey and Robert Swavey; and a sister, Mide Dietz.

Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral service will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Leah Guiney of Polk United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will take place in Denny Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials can be made to Hayfield Central Hose Company; or to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.