CORAOPOLIS, PA – Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24 at Copeland’s Funeral Home for Mrs. Waite, 82, formerly of Lebanon. Known as "Jerry" to all her family and friends, Mrs. Waite died March 18, 2009.
Educated in local schools before the family moved to Nashville, Mrs. Waite was the beloved wife of 59 years of the late Samuel C. "Bud" Waite.
The daughter of the late Gerald and Gladys Gibson, her father was the Railway Express Agent in Lebanon for many years. She worked for Life & Casualty Insurance and retired as an accounting clerk from PDM in 1988. Mrs. Waite was a member of the First Baptist Church, Coraopolis.
Survivors include: sisters Beverly A. Newman of Lebanon, Linda Stone of Hendersonville and Dorothy Jean Hendrickson of Nashville; children Kerry L. (Shirley) Waite, Karol S. (Wally) Wawrykow, Kimberly K. (Andrew) Procopio and grandchildren Evan (Becky) Wawrykow and Vanessa (Bobby) Bouchet.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by infant daughter Sherry E. Waite.
Copeland’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.