Delores J. Cunningham, of 10 Willow Lane, Pine Township (Grove City), passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 2013 in UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. She was 75.
Known by family and friends as “Dee” throughout her life, she was born May 21, 1938, in Jackson Center to the late Ellsworth J. “Scotty” and Ethel M. Evans Bain.
She married H. Lee Cunningham on Aug. 7, 1959, in Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City. Lee preceded her in death 10 months to the day, on Sept. 3, 2012.
Dee was a graduate of Grove City High School, class of 1956. Following high school she was a telephone operator with Bell of Pennsylvania in the Grove City office. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for Cunningham Funeral Home for many years.
She was a member of Tower Presbyterian Church, where she served the church in a variety of ways including being both a deacon and an elder, a nursery aide, a youth group worker and a Mothers Guild member.
Dee also was active in charitable organizations including Meals on Wheels, the Well Baby Clinic, and Junior Women’s Club. She was a member of PEO sisterhood.
Dee enjoyed getting together with friends for a monthly breakfast club with her high school classmates as well as a women’s card club of close friends who have met monthly for more than 40 years.
She loved her life with her husband and family.
Dee is survived by two sons, Mark E. Cunningham and his wife Rosann, Grove City; and Michael L. Cunningham and Janice A. Mills, Grove City; four granddaughters, Lauren A. Cunningham, Temecula Valley, Calif.; and Jacquelyn B. Previty, Faith E. Cunningham and Abigail G. Cunningham, all Grove City, a sister, Patricia A. Winger and her husband, C. Eugene “Gene,” Mercer; and a sister-in-law, Irene Bain, Grove City. Several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James E. “Jim” Bain.
Memorial tributes in Dee’s name may be made to Tower Presbyterian Church, Grove City; or any Grove City charitable organization.
Mrs. H. Lee (Delores J. “Dee”), 76, of Pine Township.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (7-8-13) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Avenue, Grove City.
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday (7-9-13) in the sanctuary of Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad Street, Grove City.
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Grove City.