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Freda A. Rossey

October 12, 1928 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 92)


Freda A. Rossey. 92, of Oil City, PA., passed away peacefully, Thursday March 4, 2021 at UPMC-NW in Seneca after a period of declining health.

Born Oct. 12, 1928 in Cranberry, PA., she was the daughter of the late George & Viola Tarr Strain. Freda's mother died when she was five years old, and God blessed her with a second mother when her father married Grace McCracken in 1934.

Freda was raised in Sawtown and attended a one room schoolhouse.

She met Louie Rossey when she was about 16, they married in 1946 and were together 27 years until his death in 1973.

Freda's focus in life was her family, they were everything to her.

She had worked at the Card Factory in Reno for ten years before its closing and then had worked at Foster Forbes Glass Plant in Rouseville for many years.

She was an avid bowler, had a green thumb, growing beautiful plants outside and inside her home.

Her home was always the gathering place for everyone.

She enjoyed cooking and preparing holiday meals for her family and enjoyed word searches.

Freda is survived by 5 children

Emma Rossey of Oil City

Betty Swem Rogers of Oil City

Patty Gharing & her husband Rick of Dempseytown

Susan Ritchey & her husband Jerry of Dempseytown

Louie Rossey & his wife Kathy of Ohio

one son-in-law

Buck Kelley of Oil City

12 grandchildren

Freda Kelly & her husband John

Bucky Kelley

Jamie Rossey Kiebler

Richard Gharing & his wife Amber

Jason Gharing & his wife Veronica

Raymond Swem & his wife Heather

Mindy Nuhfer & her husband Wayne

Dan Rossey & his wife Kary

Mike Rossey & his wife Liz

J.J. Ritchey

Sabrina Van Wormer

Matt Ritchey

as well as 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by a daughter Grace Kelley.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Services will take place at the convenience of the family.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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