Veda Joanne Straub
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Veda Joanne Straub
She was born July 3, 1945, in Danville, a daughter of the late William W. Sr. and Henrietta M. (Wray) Wilt. On May 8, 1970, she married William Straub Jr. who survives and her death breaks a marital union of 48 years.
Veda graduated from Danville Area High School in 1963 and from Western Union School in 1964 in Washington, N.J.
She was employed at the Danville State Hospital in medical records, retiring in 1995 after 30 years of service. She also worked part time and/or volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Danville, the Southern Columbia school library, and the Danville Head Start programs.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, a member of the Women of the Moose, and served on the Montour County Children and Youth Advisory Board.
Veda enjoyed cooking, dancing to the "oldies" with her husband, playing bingo, going to the casinos, and hanging out with her family. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with children.
In addition to her devoted husband, Veda is survived by two daughters, Melissa Musiano of Elysburg, and Cynthia Gregory and her husband Richard of Pottsville; two stepdaughters, Darla Stafford of Watsontown, and Belva Delcamp and her husband David of Berwick; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren with one on the way; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Donna Vitale and Patty and Patrick Keppler, all of Danville, and Norma and Ron Hinkleman of Cogan Station; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Veda was preceded in death by two brothers, William Jr. and James Wilt; two sisters, Helen Longenberger and Pearl Richardson; one stepdaughter, Myrna Straub; two nieces, MaryLou Wiser and Debbie Reynolds; and two nephews, Richard Aucker and Lester Aucker.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Veda's life at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 241 E. Market St., Danville, with the Rev. Trevor J. Hahn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Veda's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunday School Program, P.O. Box 417, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
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