Sheila Colleen (Aikens) Kostelnik, 76, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 13, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 13, 1947 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Geraldine Veronica (Hardy) Aikens.
She was a member of the former St. Vincent de Paul Church, Leisenring, where she served in the Women’s Guild and as a Eucharistic Minister. Upon the closure of St. Vincent, Sheila became a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Connellsville.
She graduated from Dunbar Township High School in the Class of 1965. After graduating, she became a teacher’s aide working alongside and assisting special education students in the Connellsville School District.
Sheila loved to travel all over the United States. Any time she would travel to Florida, she always made sure she took a trip to Disney World, which she loved.
She adored her family and loved spending time with them.
She will be missed dearly by her family, friends and all those who knew and loved her.
Sheila was the last surviving member of her immediate family. In addition to her parents, Sheila was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Aikens.
Sheila is survived by her beloved husband, Anthony R. Kostelnik of Connellsville; her children, Sheila A. Herron of Connellsville, Trudi (Dan) Huffine of Dawson, and Anthony R. Kostelnik Jr. of Leisenring; her grandchildren, Corey (Whitney) Huffine, Dannette Huffine, Joshua Kostelnik, Hillary Minerd and Anthony Kostelnik III; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Huffine, Kourtney Huffine, Gabriel Huffine, and Gwen Delaney.
Family and friends will be received in the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425 on Monday from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm and on Tuesday from 8am until the hour of the Blessing Service at 10am with Rev. Fr. Paul Lisik as Celebrant. Committal will follow at St. John R.C. Cemetery, Connellsville.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Amedisys Hospice and Staff, especially Trina and her nurse Shanelle, for the comfort, compassion and care they provided to Sheila.
Your personal written memories and tributes are welcome and encouraged at www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.com.