Ruth E. McCartney, 95, of Meadville, and a resident of Meadville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center since January 2012, passed away there on Friday, July 5, 2013.
She was born in Geneva on May 13, 1918, a daughter of Clarence and Minah Brown Coulter. She married Donald P. Marley on Sept. 4, 1937, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1949. She subsequently married Lawrence S. (Mac) McCartney on Oct. 29, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 2001.
She was a member of Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer and a former member of Vernon Central Hose Co. She enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas; making crafts; crocheting; playing cards; and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by five children, Sondra McKinley and her husband, William, of Meadville, Kevin L. McCartney and his wife, Kimberly, of Cochranton, Linda Pendolino and her husband, Vince, of Meadville, Karen Stefanacci of Lewis Center, Ohio, and Donna Wilkes of El Camino Village, Calif.; 15 grandchildren, Greg Huff and his wife, Sheila, Steven Huff, David Wilkes, Ryan Wilkes and his wife, Carol, Jon Wilkes and Lori Wilkes Zern, all of California, Robin McKinley Durasa and her husband, Andrew, of Saegertown, Keith McKinley and his wife, Amy, of Meadville, Denise Pendolino, and Nick Pendolino and his wife, Jodi, all of Harrisburg, Tony Pendolino and his wife, Stephanie, of Naperville, Ill., Dustin McCartney and his wife, Joanna, of Quakertown, Bret McCartney and his wife, Summer, of Cochranton, Aubrey Stefanacci Bowdish and her husband, Justin, of Cameron, N.C., and Ashley Stefanacci Marley and her husband, Robbie, of Miami, Fla.; 23 great-grandchildren, Rian Bowdish, Jayde and Zane Marley, Kaya, Cru, Claire and Quin McCartney, Dominic, Sofia, Lui, Bella and Anthony Pendolino, Kimberley, Eric and Christina Wilkes, Chad Zern, Rhiannon Zermeno, Drew Durasa, Ava McKinley, and Deanna, Randy, Kira and Serina Huff; nine great-great-grandchildren, Richard, Marley, Riley, Seth, Noah, Jordan, Bobbi, Kyndall and Gavyn; a brother, Frederick Coulter and his wife, Lucille, of Hudson, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Alberta McCartney of Cambridge Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Melody Huff Barris; four sisters, Mariam Horne, Cecile Porter, Loris Bingham and Dorothy Sheckler; and four brothers, Lawrence (Buzz) Coulter, Charles (Pat) Coulter, Frank Coulter and Paul Coulter.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake.
The funeral will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rachel Johns, pastor of Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, officiating.
Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 16864 Conneaut Lake Road, or the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, both of Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Memories and condolences may be shared at waidcolemanfh.com.