Sarabelle R. ‘Sally’ Gearhart

BELLEVILLE – Sarabelle R. “Sally” Gearhart, 91, formerly of McVeytown, died at 2:39 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville, where she resided for more than 20 years.

Born May 5, 1921, in McVeytown, she was a daughter of the late J. Allen and Julia (Kerr) Rhodes. Her husband, Vernon A. Gearhart, whom she married Feb. 8, 1941, preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2003.

Surviving are: two sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Rhodes and Jessie Gearhart Witzel; a brother-in-law, Robert Good; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three siblings, Ruth R. Good on July 24, 2003, Harold L. Rhodes on June 6, 2006, and Leon A. Rhodes on Oct. 31, 2012.

A 1938 graduate of McVeytown-Oliver High School, she worked in the office of Machine Shop I at Standard Steel during World War II and from 1960 until her retirement in June 1983, she was employed at Sears Roebuck in Lewistown and Burnham.

Sally was a member of the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, in McVeytown, and the Shining Star Sunday school class.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Spring Run Church of the Brethren, with Pastors Craig and Kate Gandy offiiciating.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 S. Market St., McVeytown.

There will be no viewing at the church; however, friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Interment will be held in Spring Run Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Run Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 333, McVeytown, PA 17051.