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Rhea "Jackie" (Dannels) Farris

January 29, 1934 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 85)
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Rhea Jacqueline “Jackie” (Dannels) Farris, 85, Leisenring, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 11, 2019 at Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, OH.

She was born January 29, 1934 in Uniontown, PA, a daughter of the late Roland and Ivadella (McClain) Dannels.

Jackie was a member of the former St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, Leisenring and she was a current member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar.

She was originally employed through Anchor Hocking early in her life and then she became a restaurant manager for the G.C. Murphy Company until her retirement.

Jackie enjoyed playing cards, going to bingo, and cooking. She also enjoyed baking, especially enormous amounts of Christmas Cookies, which she started baking in late summer every year. 

She loved spending time with her family; especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Jackie is survived by her loving children,  James (Cindy) Farris of VA, Lisa (David) Bossart of OH and Bryan (Jennifer) Farris of NC; grandchildren, Beth Farris, Eric (Holly) Bossart, Mary Bossart, Michael Farris, Michelle Farris, Mandi Farris, Jeff (Megan) Truesdell; great-grandchildren, Jason and Alaina Cooper, Logan Bench, Elise, Jacob, and Julia Truesdell.

In addition to her parents, Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, James Eugene Farris; daughter, Linda Lou Farris; great-granddaughter, Gabriella Rose Bossart; brother, Roland Dannels, Jr. and her loyal and trusted pet companion for many years, Shiloh.

 Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Monday from 4pm – 8pm, Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and 6 to 8pm and again on Wednesday from 8:30am until 9:30am when Prayers of Transfer will be held.

A Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Dunbar with Rev. Fr. Robert Lubic as Celebrant.

Committal will follow at St. John R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 677 H Alpha Drive, Highland Heights, OH  44143

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