Edith Ferree Anthony of 8307 Lamor Road, East Lackawannock Township (Mercer), passed away at 7 p.m. Thursday (6-5-14) in Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township. She was 80.
Born July 12, 1933, on a dairy farm in Princeton, Pa., Mrs. Anthony was a daughter of Lawrence and Edna Mae Shelar Ferree.
She was a graduate of New Castle High School in 1951.
Her husband, Gerald “Pete” Anthony, whom she married on Oct. 23, 1954, and with whom she was to celebrate a 60th wedding anniversary in October, survives at the residence.
After they were married, she accompanied her military husband to many states, including New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Alabama as well as Washington D.C. with the exception of a remote tour duty in Korea and Vietnam.
She enjoyed traveling to various state parks and visiting friends.
Most of all, Edie enjoyed her children and grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Mercer, where she served as a deacon and elder.
Besides her husband, she leaves: two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Debbie) Shannon, Mercer; and Mrs. Bill (Sandi) Roberts, Meadville; a son, Don Anthony, Renfrew, Pa.; and a brother, William Ferree and his wife Marie, Newport, R.I.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Capt. Sean Roberts USMC, Mrs. Nate (Lindsay Roberts) Peters, Mrs. Ben (Amanda Shannon) Arnhold, Craig Shannon, Brian Roberts, Lydia Anthony, Emma Anthony and Isaac Anthony.
Mrs. Gerald “Pete” (Edith Ferree), 80, of 8307 Lamor Road, East Lackawannock Township.
Calling hours: No visitation.
Service: Memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Trinity Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Market St., Mercer, with the Rev. Dr. William P. Crooks, pastor, officiating.
Interment: Mount Herman Cemetery, Lawrence County.
Arrangements by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.