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
Buck Kelley of Oil City
Freda Kelly & her husband John
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
Sabrina Van Wormer
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.
Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com
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