Lois Eileen Tietsworth, 95, of Lower Burrell passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2020. She was born November 24, 1924, in Avonmore to the late Virtue and Emma Hine Townsend.
She was a 1941 graduate of Elders Ridge high school in Avonmore, where she played on the basketball team. She attended Secretarial School in New Kensington and later worked as an administrative assistant at Alcoa, where she met her husband. She also was an assistant librarian at Burrell’s Junior and Senior High schools. Lois was an active member of the Apollo Chapter 125 Order of the Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and volunteered her time to Meals on Wheels. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of New Kensington, where she sang in the church choir. She also sang with the Community Choir for various churches. Lois loved playing card games and was an avid reader and a very fine pianist.
Survivors include her two daughters, Sally Ann Tietsworth, and Diane Montgomery; two sons, Ray (Monica) Tietsworth, and Roger Tietsworth; grandchildren, Brian Tietsworth, Dana Marie (Shawn) Crouse, and Ian (Jessica) McGee; great-granddaughter, Ainzley McGee; brother, Roger Townsend, and neice, Michelle (Skip) Stout.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Raymond A. Tietsworth; brother, Howard Townsend; and son-in-law, Rubel Montgomery.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 25 from 4-7 PM and Wednesday, February 26 from 12:30-1:30 PM in the Ross G. Walker Funeral Home Ltd., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Rev. Kenneth Foust will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.rossgwalker.com.
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