LaVern (Douglas) Z. Pence – Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.)
LaVern (Douglas) Z. Pence, 85, of Aliquippa (Raccoon twp.) died Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2023 at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born June 17, 1937 in Ingo, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Jesse R. & Mabel M. (Samples) Douglas. She was the devoted wife of 60 years to Gale G. Pence, who died May 28, 2015. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, her second family, where she served as a deacon.
She is survived by a son David A. & Lynn Pence and her daughter Karla and her late husband Ed Jestat. Grandmother of Stephanie DeMarco, Joshua & Jessica Magnone, Breanna Jestat & Anthony Vanenzio. Great grandmother of Keaton Michalski, Gemma DeMarco, Hattie DeMarco, Maximus Vanenzio and Clayton Magnone and Levi Magnone. Sister of Katie Miller and the late Leta G. & Merle Rhines, H. Dale and Evelyn Douglas, R. Glenn & Nora Douglas, N. Lamar Douglas and Dwain Douglas. Sister-in-law of Margaret Douglas and Dorothy Douglas.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Mt. Pleasant EPC, 846 Route #18, Aliquippa, PA 15001. Memorials in her name can be made to the Building Fund of her church. She will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Professional services provided by the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa. 15050.