Mrs. Anne P. Vermeire, 93, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Clepper Manor in Sharon following a period of declining health.
Anne was born on Oct. 28, 1924, in Bell, to John and Mary (Butchko) Prokop. Following the unforeseen death of her father, her mother married John Klutcher, who would raise Anne as one of his own.
She was a 1942 graduate of Farrell High School, and following graduation worked for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for nine years.
She married her sweetheart Harry P. Vermeire on Jan. 29, 1948. With him she would go on to share more than 51 years and their daughter Betty Anne before his passing.
Mrs. Vermeire was an alumna of Slippery Rock University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She taught both fourth and second grade at West Middlesex schools for more than 25 years before her retirement.
She was a member of the West Middlesex Teacher Retirees and the Hermitage Women's Club. Anne was also an avid reader, especially of romance novels.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter Betty Anne Vermeire, Ph. D., of College Station, Texas; her sisters, Helen Kee, Ph.D., of La Marque, Texas; and Pauline Koval of Farrell; as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband Harry, who passed away on Oct. 2, 1999, and her sister Mary Kraynok.
A special thank you is extended to Mary Ann Trinchese and her family, and Elaine Morocco for the compassionate and loving care shown to Anne and Betty Anne throughout the years.
Anne, 93, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday (11-27-17) at the SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday (11-28-17) at the funeral home, officiated by the Rev. Richard Rowe.
Burial: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Published on November 25, 2017