Margaret M. Shablesky, 94, of Rural Valley, formerly of Koppel, went home to our Lord on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
Born January 22, 1923, in Meifod Wales, England, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret (Meredith) Andrew. Margaret was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City. She was an active member of Christian Mothers. She was a crossing guard for over 20 years in Koppel and worked at Ann’s Consignment. Margaret liked to play bingo, knit, and was an avid Pirates fan. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Margaret was a best friend to everyone and always put others before herself.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Shablesky and three brothers, Maldwyn, Richard and Mark Andrew.
She is survived by her four children, Shirley (Tony) Odosso, Rural Valley; Jeffrey (Barbara) Shablesky, Ellport; Mark Shablesky, Koppel and Terri (Ray) Barrett, Las Vegas, Nev.; siblings, Trevor Andrew, Phyllis Cosgrove and Meyrick Andrew; grandchildren, Richard Odosso, Dorianne Odosso, Tamara (Dave) Bernot, David (Chris) Shablesky, Melissa (Fred) Dade, Thomas (Taryn) Shablesky, Jonathon Shablesky, Nick Shablesky, RJ Exposito and Nikkie Exposito; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Odosso, Kyleigh Odosso, Jesse Bernot, Jacob Shablesky, Brandon Shablesky, Lydia Shablesky and Ryder Lyn Sheldone.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the GABAUER-MATTER FUNERAL HOME, 3500 Third Ave., Koppel, www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where prayers will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Parish, Ellwood City. Father Zachary Galiyas will officiate.
Interment will be private in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
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