Alma Luceille Urmson


Alma Luceille (Moon) Urmson, 88, of Transfer, passed away peacefully on Friday (July 19, 2019) at UPMC Passavant in Pittsburgh.
Alma was born on Sept. 12, 1930, to John and Alma (Rawson) Moon at home in Jackson Center. She attended school at the two-room school house in Jackson Center. She graduated from Mercer High School class of 1948 and from Mercer County Vocational School in 1980.
Alma worked for Bell Telephone for eight years as an operator and as a licensed practical nurse for Greenville Hospital, UPMC Horizon for 14 years.
On Nov. 28, 1953, she married her husband, William Thomas "Bill" Urmson; he passed away Aug. 15, 2001.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Hermitage for more than 50 years. Alma was also a member of Saddle Mates Saddle Club in Transfer. She sold eggs and enjoyed gardening on the family farm where she also sold homemade decorated cakes for all occasions. She would participate in a variety of crafts including: leather work; knitting; crocheting baby clothing, sweaters, vests, blankets, and handmade family quilts.
After her retirement she volunteered in the outpatient surgery department of UPMC Horizon. Alma liked going on short travel trips with OD Anderson Bus Co.
Alma is survived by: her daughter, Luceille A. Urmson, Penn Hills, Pa.; sons, William T. (Phyllis) Urmson Jr., Valencia, Pa., John R. (Kathy) Urmson, Cuba, N.Y., and Ronald E. (Laura) Urmson, East Aurora, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Casey, Elizabeth, Brooke, and Tyler; two brothers, Raymond L. (Vivian) Moon, Mercer, and James R. (Penny) Moon, Rostravor, Pa.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, William Thomas Urmson; brother, Paul R. Moon; five half-sisters, and six half-brothers.
Alma was a supporter of Wildlife Conservation. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: International Rhino Foundation, 201 Main Street Suite 2600, Fort Worth, TX 76102 or donations can be made at the memorial service.

Mrs. William Thomas (Alma Luceille), 88, of Transfer.
Service: 10 a.m. Saturday (8-10-19) in Faith Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bruce A. Richael of Love Christian Center, Farrell, officiating.
Online condolences may be expressed at
Burial has taken place in America's Cemetery.
Arrangements by DONALDSON-MOHNEY FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICE, 124 Main St., Sharpsville.
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Nan Peterman
Jul 29, 2019
I loved working midnights with Lucille 1980-81 on 3 East, we had some “interesting” nights!! She made our son’s first several birthday cakes too. She was a sweet lady!! Would look her up sitting on the porch at the Stoneboro Fair. Our sympathy to all the family.