Rhea Jaqueline Dannels Farris


Rhea Jaqueline "Jackie" Dannels Farris, 85, Leisenring, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2019, in Cardinal Woods Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, Ohio.

She was born January 29, 1934, in Uniontown, 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 Virginia, Lisa (David) Bossart of Ohio and Bryan (Jennifer) Farris of North Carolina; grandchildren Beth Farris, Eric (Holly) Bossart, Mary Bossart, Michael Farris, Michelle Farris, Mandi Farris and 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 receivedfrom 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, and again from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., when Prayers of Transfer will be held, Wednesday, July 16, in PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street, Connellsville, PA 15425.

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

Committal will follow in St. John Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.

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

If you wish to leave condolences for the family, visit our website: www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.com.

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